Bad sports


imageIt has been widely noted over the past week that the Adam Goodes booing saga has exposed the nasty truth that the average football fan is a boorish racist. Goodes is not the first champion footballer and Brownlow Medalist to be shamelessly vilified by a football stadium filled with Perth bigots. Just two years ago a club captain taking the field in Perth was relentlessly and consistently booed by west Coast Eagle fans. Indigenous champion Jobe Watson ended the game in tears on that occasion. As one radio commentator later wrote:

“As far as I am concerned there is no place in the game for this sort of behaviour… it is not in the spirit of the game. I hope those West Coast Eagles supporters hang their heads in shame and that the club issues a general apology to one of the games best players.”

Hear hear!