Indigenous Round History

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What started off as a celebration of indigenous players in the AFL turned in to a sour confrontation which left a 13 year old girl removed from the stadium and a star Indigenous player in tears. Sydney player Adam Goodes was in the dying minutes of the opening game of the indigenous round when he was called an 'ape' by a young Collingwood supporter. Goodes said he was not as hurt by the comment but was more hurt by the fact the comment came from a 13 year old girl. Goodes later told reporters "I'm pretty gutted to be honest" "To come to the boundary line and hear a 13-year-old girl call me an 'ape', and it's not the first time on a footy field that I've been referred to as a 'monkey' or an 'ape', it was shattering." Goodes pointed at the girl and requested that she was removed by security, Goodes then came to the interchange and when the siren sounded immediately took him in to the change rooms excluding himself from the celebrations of…show more content…
Goodes pays tribute to Nicky Winmar's Stance ahead of AFL indigenous round. Goodes was clearly upset by the incident but did not want to take the incident any further but called for people to support and educate the young girl. "People need to get around her. She's 13, she's uneducated. If she wants to pick up the phone and call me, I'll take the call." "I've got no doubt in my mind she's got no idea what she was calling me last night." "It's not a witch hunt. I don't want people to go after this girl." Goodes has paid tribute to the support he has received from the Swans and Magpies football clubs, plus fans on social

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