In the aftermath of Phil Walsh’s death we saw Australian football at its best. The passion of the game was channelled into a very moving series of tributes that transcended divisions, with the community uniting to celebrate a man who had dedicated most of his life to this great sport. Regrettably, within a few short weeks, however, we are now seeing footy as its worst in the ugly reaction to Adam Goodes.
Goodes is a champion of the game: premierships, Brownlow medals, All-Australian honours and Australian of the Year, he has done it all. I only wish that he had been running around in a Port Adelaide jumper all these years, and I’m sure that most supporters would love to have a player of his rare calibre on their team. And yet sadly, he may end his career to the sound of jeering from opposition fans.
How has it come…
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