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Last Friday night, towards the end of the opening game of AFL Indigenous Round, a Collingwood supporter racially vilified Sydney Swans forward Adam Goodes.



The incident occurred in the last quarter, after Goodes was forced over the boundary line during a contest.adidas x tango 17.3 ic The moments that followed showed why Goodes is such a revered character both on and off the field.



Seconds later, Goodes alerted a nearby security guard to what had happened and identified the offender a 13yearoldgirl.



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Goodes removed himself from the field shortly afterwards due to the pain he felt over the incident.



Racism at the footy was back on the front page, 20 years after Nicky Winmar's historic stand against racist supporters at Victoria Park.



What the girl said to Goodes exactly did not become clear adidas shoes soccer, until the next day during a joint press conference with AFL CEO Andrew Demetriou. Goodes revealed that he had been called an 'ape'.



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In my eyes, regardless of the girl's intentions, the word 'ape' implies that Adam Goodes and, by extension, Australia's indigenous population are less evolved than white Australians. It is important to note that all human beings may well be descended from apes. We are not apes anymore.



Goodes was thoughtful and honest as he described his pain during the press conference.mens soccer boots He urged the public not to blame the girl for what had happened; he instead pointed to what appears to be a gaping hole in the education system with regards to how racism is covered in our schools.



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