Former Footy Show host Sam Newman takes part in the Aboriginal cultural training after criticizing the documentary Adam Goodes
- Sam Newman agrees to participate in cultural training following the Goodes documentary
- Newman was a key figure in the film in which the mistreatment of Goodes was central
- Newman claimed that the AFL star was booed because of his behavior in the field, not because of racing
Former Footy Show presenter Sam Newman made a shock decision to participate in cultural training after being slammed for his comments on the Adam Goodes documentary.
Newman, 73, accepted the offer on Wednesday from the native Australian Eddie Moore, who played a key role in the documentary of the legend of Sydney Swans, The Final Quarter.
Newman came under fire after claiming that Goodes' boo was due to his behavior on the field, not his race.
The documentary investigated the abuse to which Goodes was subjected in the final year of his illustrious career.
Sam Newman (pictured with Eddie Moore) agreed to participate in Aboriginal cultural training on Wednesday after being fired for comment on Adam Goodes
Newman accepted the offer for Aboriginal cultural training from Mr. Moore, Nyuka Wara.
& # 39; Self-assured Eddie has a different opinion than my opponents, but I accepted his invitation to attend a cultural training & # 39 ;, Mr. Newman wrote on Twitter.
Mr. Moore also said that he did not believe that Mr. Newman was racist.
& # 39; He is a little stunned about the racist tag, which I think he is not. However, he is open to following one of my cultural trainings in the spirit of consciousness, & # 39; said Mr. Moore on Twitter.
The former TV personality said that Goodes' boo came from his taunting rival Carlton fans with an Aboriginal war dance, and his singling from a young Collingwood fan who was thrown out of the ground for calling him a monkey , but claimed she didn't mean it in a racist way.
& # 39; Criticizing someone from another race doesn't make you a racist yet, & # 39; said Mr Newman online.
& # 39; Adam Goodes was initially booed for harassing Carlton fans. Racist? That's how it will be. & # 39;
Newman went to Twitter to announce the agreement after having previously defended his comments and said Goodes was being booed because of his behavior on the field and not because of the color of his skin
Adam Goodes (photo) played for the Sydney Swans before an attack of abuse meant an end to his career
Newman expressed his opinion about The Footy Show and hit the former AFL star with a new blow.
& # 39; From one Australian to another Australian – I am an Australian, Adam Goodes too – Adam you are not important the way you think and you take yourself too seriously, & # 39; said Newman.
Goodes & # 39; documentary, which was broadcast earlier this month, brought racism to the attention both in the AFL and within Australia.
Before the release, all 18 professional AFL clubs across the country apologized for not stopping the mistreatment of Goodes.
& # 39; Adam's treatment challenges us, and our right to be considered the native football code of Australia. Adam, who represents so much that is good and unique to our game, was subjected to a treatment that drove him away from football. The game did not do enough to stand with him and call it out, & the statement said.
& # 39; We apologize without reservation for our failures during this period. & # 39;
Goodes (shown with wife Natalie Croker) released the documentary & # 39; The Last Quarter & # 39; from, which revolves around the last three years in his tumultuous AFL career
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