I don’t follow sports. I’m not interested in them, not even vaguely. But it would be hard not to notice the Adam Goodes controversy. And there’s something about it which is bugging me, which doesn’t seem to be bothering anyone else.
Some people have offered the defence that the booing and jeering isn’t racially motivated – people are just booing because that’s what they do at a sports game.
And isn’t that wrong? Shouldn’t we be bothered at the idea of sportspeople being booed for being on the opposite team? Surely that’s not what we want kids to learn about sport. I’d like my kids to respect other sportspeople, regardless of their team or gender or race or anything like that. Why aren’t more people bothered about the booing, full stop?
Posted by BellaB, 31st July 2015