‘Enough of the victim card’: Furious fans slam Adam Goodes’ latest controversial interview as he claims he will NEVER return to the game
- Sydney Swans legend Adam Goodes has ‘no interest’ returning to AFL circles
- The AFL legend said his love for the game died during his final years of playing
- The comments have been debated on Twitter, with fans divided on the revelation
- Some were ‘saddened’ Goodes lost his passion while others called him a ‘victim’
Published: 03:06 EDT, 16 August 2019 | Updated: 03:06 EDT, 16 August 2019
AFL legend Adam Goodes has been slammed by die-hard fans after saying he has ‘no interest’ in returning to the sport in a new interview.
The former Sydney Swans star admitted he lost his love for AFL amidst the racial taunts and booing he experienced during his final years on the field.
‘There’s nothing, today, that excites me, or that makes me think I would like to be back in AFL circles,’ he told Sydney Morning Herald.
‘I have no interest. No interest whatsoever. My love for the game died inside of me in those final years of me playing.’
Adam Goodes (with partner Natalie Croker) has revealed he has ‘no interest’ in returning to AFL after losing his for the sport during his last few seasons
The former Sydney Swans star has been in the limelight this year with two documentaries – The Australian Dream and The Final Quarter – focusing on his career
The dual Brownlow medallist added the ‘best thing’ he did for himself was retiring from the ‘toxic’ environment that football had become.
‘By the end of my career I just really hated being out there on that field and being subjected to what was happening to me,’ he said.
The interview, shared to Twitter on Friday, has left AFL fans divided – with many arguing Goodes wanted to be a ‘victim’.
‘Boo hoo. Adam Goodes is so desperate to be a victim he should carry a piece of chalk around with him. Black, white or brown, if doesn’t matter, Australians don’t like w*****s,’ one person tweeted.
‘Enough of the victim card,’ said another.
Goodes said the ‘best thing’ he did for himself was retiring from the ‘toxic’ environment that football had become
‘He moves on does he? lol don’t seem like it… for a game he fell out of love of, he’s still involved in it four years later,’ one person said.
Despite the criticism, other readers were ‘saddened’ Goodes had lost his passion through the ordeal.
‘This is the saddest thing I’ve read about this whole horrendous situation,’ one person wrote.
‘The AFL thought they could make an apology five years too late and just move on and it was okay. Bless Adam Goodes and his bravery and refusal to absolve them of their guilt.’
‘It’s disgraceful really. He has said how much it hurt him & people still want to abuse him. How cruel can people be?’ another person tweeted.
In response to the article, some social media viewers suggested the dual Brownlow medallist wanted to be a ‘victim’
Goodes’ recent comments have left AFL fans divided, with some discussing how he would fit into the sport now
In 2013, a 13-year-old Collingwood supporter called Goodes an ‘ape’ and she was removed from the stadium by security. The incident sparked a national conversation about racism
Another said: ‘Something rotten with parts of the AFL fanbase. Beyond repair’.
Goodes has been in the limelight this year with two documentaries – The Australian Dream and The Final Quarter – focusing on his career.
In 2013, a 13-year-old Collingwood supporter called Goodes an ‘ape’ and she was removed from the stadium by security.
The incident sparked a national conversation about racism.
Despite the criticism, other readers were ‘saddened’ Goodes had lost his passion through the ordeal