Adam Goodes should hang his head in shame

 
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Goodes the constant victim. An AFL player who is so thin skinned he encourages a response from the public through his antics and then when he does not like the outcome he is being racially vilified and it is an attack on him and his race, not his actions.

Goodes constantly complains about how badly done by he is.  The AFL has become so sadly run it feels the need to come out and support a man who humiliated a 13 year old girl with a disabled mother. Disgraceful.

Goodes likes to wind up the crowd with his "Aborginal Aggression" .  I don't see on TV other Aboriginal players being booed.  Probably because they are far more respected than Goodes. Cyril Rioli (admittedly originally from the Torres Strait) has far more class an a respected individual than Goodes will ever have.


I desperately try to understand the thinking behind him being made Australian of the Year.  Just extraordinary.

Who is worse?  Goodes or the AFL?

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  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
The key to Goodes' behaviour stems, as I see it, from his appointment as Australian of the Year. This was an appointment that he was neither mature, competent, qualified, experienced nor deserving of holding. That there was no one more deserving of the honour at the time is a reflection on the selection process. Goodes was appointed because he was a footballer and an Aboriginal and it was 'politically correct' at the time to do so.

His antics are childish and belittle the position when compared with the achievements of numerous other holders of the position such as Lt Col Sir Edward Dunlop, Rosie Batty, Fred Hollows, Joan Sutherland, Sir Macfarlane Burnett and so many others.

The sooner the whole matter fades into history the better but, sadly, in this regard the AFL and the media are no help either.

Australia has far more important things to worry about than Adam Goodes and the bloody AFL for that matter.....................Sad
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: North Haverbrook; where the monorail is king!
His antics are childish and belittle the position when compared with the achievements of numerous other holders of the position such as Lt Col Sir Edward Dunlop, Rosie Batty, Fred Hollows, Joan Sutherland, Sir Macfarlane Burnett and so many others.
YM-Mundrabilla
14 out of the 57 recipients of the 'Australian Of The Year' awards have been sportspeople, more than any other category of recipient. Well, assuming that you don't lump the medical and non-medical science cohorts together - they'd make 15 if they were put together.

The next largest cohort of recipients? Artists - 10 recipients.

As for counter-examples to the excellent recipients of the Australian of the Year award you listed - how about Pat Rafter, Paul Hogan, Peter Hollingworth, Mark Taylor and Alan Bond?
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Don't forget Rosie Batty. Can someone please remind me of exactly what contribution to this fine country she has made?
  LancedDendrite Chief Commissioner

Location: North Haverbrook; where the monorail is king!
Combating domestic violence by forcing politicians to deal with the problem.

As opposed to Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh - who all got the award for services to Channel 9's advertising revenue Laughing
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
Combating domestic violence by forcing politicians to deal with the problem.

As opposed to Allan Border, Mark Taylor and Steve Waugh - who all got the award for services to Channel 9's advertising revenue Laughing
LancedDendrite

There are plenty of people who have made far greater contributions to the awareness of Family Violence over a far longer period than Rosie Batty and are still waiting for a pat on the back or not even that!

She was in the lime light for what 6 months?

Les Twentyman comes to mind.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
14 out of the 57 recipients of the 'Australian Of The Year' awards have been sportspeople, more than any other category of recipient. Well, assuming that you don't lump the medical and non-medical science cohorts together - they'd make 15 if they were put together.

The next largest cohort of recipients? Artists - 10 recipients.

As for counter-examples to the excellent recipients of the Australian of the Year award you listed - how about Pat Rafter, Paul Hogan, Peter Hollingworth, Mark Taylor and Alan Bond?
LancedDendrite
True. I only picked some of those that I considered worthy of the award. There are, of course, some worthy people that I did not list. As for the sports people, the public servants, service personnel, the crooks and those who were only doing the job for which they were paid (and various other sycophants) it becomes a race for the pits.

Same situation (with  few notable exceptions) as the Australia Awards. Crying or Very sad
  QSB6.7 Chief Train Controller

Location: Going off the rails on a crazy train.
Les Twentyman: Legend.

Adam Goodes: The most racist man in football.
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Les Twentyman: Legend.

Adam Goodes: The most racist man in football.
QSB6.7

So true.

Rosie Batty was promoted by the femmist movement. Les Twentyman and many other people who have campaigned for many issues involving violence against children, peadophiles and other people who abuse others in society were far more deserving.

What of the people who fight to keep youth off the streets?

Who actually said Rosie Batty was a victim of Family Violence?

Goodes is his own worst enemy. I agree with the above.  Sick of hearing about racial abuse in the AFL.  Get over it.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Not sure if Rosie was a victim of family violence but her son certainly was as he was murdered by his father. Without lessening in any way Rosie's award I cannot but wonder whether there was a political aspect to her award as the 'system' had so clearly failed her.

As for Les, he works 'on the wrong side of the tracks'. Need I say more........
  JoppaJunction Chief Train Controller

Location: Banned
Not sure if Rosie was a victim of family violence but her son certainly was as he was murdered by his father. Without lessening in any way Rosie's award I cannot but wonder whether there was a political aspect to her award as the 'system' had so clearly failed her.
YM-Mundrabilla

Which System?

Her son so sadly murdered.  It was an incredibly sad situation and should not have happened. The son was not a victim of Family Violence.  He was murdered by an estranged and ill Father. Although the Feminists would like you to think otherwise.
  YM-Mundrabilla Minister for Railways

Location: Mundrabilla but I'd rather be in Narvik
Which System?

Her son so sadly murdered.  It was an incredibly sad situation and should not have happened. The son was not a victim of Family Violence.  He was murdered by an estranged and ill Father. Although the Feminists would like you to think otherwise.
JoppaJunction
The legal/justice system failed Rosie and her son big time.
My understanding is that Rosie was subject to violence by Luke's father.
If a child is killed by a parent this fits family violence in my book.

Equally sad in all of this is the way the feminists have hijacked the violence problem in that it now only applies to women eg Royal Commission etc. All violence is wrong and should be pursued and punished equally.
  don_dunstan Minister for Railways

Location: Adelaide proud
If it was me, I would have given the award to Les Twentyman for the last 10 years running...
TheBlacksmith
Not sure about Les. He made some outrageous claims about gang violence in Melbourne a few years ago; I think sometimes he says things calculated to get him and his organisation exposure on the media.
  Aaron Minister for Railways

Location: University of Adelaide SA
If I was invited to receive the Australian of the year award I would turn it down, if I were in a position to, I would scrap the entire award.

As for Goodes, he needs to consider why he gets booed and all of the other Aboriginal or Torres Straight players don't... There's something different about him from the others, and that difference is in behavior and class.
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey

As for Goodes, he needs to consider why he gets booed and all of the other Aboriginal or Torres Straight players don't... There's something different about him from the others, and that difference is in behavior and class.
Aaron

Do you think it might have something to do with him stating Australia was a racist country in a recent BBC interview?
  Donald Chief Commissioner

Location: Donald. Duck country.
Now Richmond is going to wear their Indigenous Round jumper in support of Goodes.   I will not be watching that game because that.   How many times do fans have to tell the authorities that booing Goodes has NOTHING to do with race, but everything to do with Goodes being a ... well, a goose?
  ParkesHub Chief Commissioner


Rosie Batty was promoted by the femmist movement.

Who actually said Rosie Batty was a victim of Family Violence?

JoppaJunction
Not sure what a femmist is but whatever.

She and her son were subject to domestic violence for years. Hence the AVO taken out against Luke's father. So, "Who actually said"?...well, the Justice system said, that's who.

It all fell apart when the AVO wasn't enforced.
  TheBlacksmith Chief Commissioner

Location: Ankh Morpork
Now Richmond is going to wear their Indigenous Round jumper in support of Goodes.   I will not be watching that game because that.   How many times do fans have to tell the authorities that booing Goodes has NOTHING to do with race, but everything to do with Goodes being a ... well, a goose?
Donald
Doing a 'war dance' at the crowd is not going to win him any friends, in itself it is an aggressive and provocative act. And don't tell me it is a part of his culture, because that's rubbish.
  GrahamH Chief Commissioner

Location: At a terminal on the www.
Being a non-sports person I have only heard the headlines of this saga.

I thought that only a bully and/or a princess would single out a 13yo girl from a crowd of many 10,000s for criticism. What a man... What a hero...

I was VERY surprised at his appointment as Australian of the Year.  

The current hoohaa is obviously, to me, not much to do with racism. More about a dysfunctional.
  Valvegear Dr Beeching

Location: Norda Fittazroy
Adam Goodes needs to ask himself one double-barrelled  question; "Why me? Why aren't the other indigenous players copping it?"
  Groundrelay Chief Commissioner

Location: Surrounded by Trolls!
Although this started with racism, the concerted harassing of Adam is indicative of mob mentality and ignorance and neither can be justified.

Many of the Anti-Goodes statements here are way off the mark and factually wrong.

Today there is this high level of low level racism/bigotry in this country, although we’re hardly unique on that count. I suspect that Adam experienced a lot of it growing up.  Unfortunately it’s always there just waiting to be vented and plenty in redneck/fascist media who have a vested interest in defending them.

As for that 13 year old, how can anyone defend this mindset being perpetuated in another generation? Razz

Try and justify it all you like, you can’t. What matters now is what the rest of us do about it.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Adam Goodes needs to ask himself one double-barrelled  question; "Why me? Why aren't the other indigenous players copping it?"
Valvegear

It is him because he decided to act out a WAR Dance used by the Aborigines to taunt the other tribe or peoples.

It is him because he accused Australia of being a racist country when interviewed by the BBC

It is him because he decided to bully a 13 YO child.

It is him because he is more about dividing a nation over the issue rather then unifying a nation.

I am astounded he was made Australian of the Year.  This council needs a complete overhaul.  Complete out of touch with modern mainstream Australia.
  NSWGR8022 Chief Train Controller

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Don't forget Rosie Batty. Can someone please remind me of exactly what contribution to this fine country she has made?
x31

When exactly was she announced Australian of the Year?

Her son I believe was killed in tragic circumstances in (IIRC) February 2014?
  Graham4405 Minister for Railways

Location: Dalby Qld
There are plenty of double standards around. If you call someone with aboriginal blood names you are racist, but if you call someone without aboriginal blood names that's apparently OK. Realistically we should treat all people on their merits.

Please note: I have nothing whatever against aboriginal people, some of my best friends are of aboriginal descent, including my wife, children and grandchildren...
  x31 Chief Commissioner

Location: gallifrey
NSWGR8022
x31Don't forget Rosie Batty. Can someone please remind me of exactly what contribution to this fine country she has made?

When exactly was she announced Australian of the Year?

Her son I believe was killed in tragic circumstances in (IIRC) February 2014?

The award is announced each January.

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