Shop fitter Dennis Celios says he can no longer remember why he boos Adam Goodes.
“I’m sure there was a really good reason originally, totally not a racist one. Maybe staging for free kicks or something? The Australian of the Year stuff?”
“I sort of do it now because everyone else does.
“I’m not going to stop just because left wingers say it’s racist when truth is, I do it for reasons I can’t really remember or articulate.”
Celios’ co-worker Ian Heaton says he believes not everyone boos Goodes for racist reasons but Dennis ‘probably does.’
“Dennis is pretty racist but it’s an unfocused racism that is really a lack of thoughtfulness about the structural problems race creates in society.”
“His booing of Goodes is probably more reflective of a man who is dealing with his own insecurities and the fact life has not really worked out for him.
“Dennis would have spent all of ten seconds thinking deeply about Adam Goodes or the issues he raises.”
Close friend Brad Tomlinson defended Celios’ booing, citing he once booed Joel Selwood too.
“I was there the day he booed Joel Selwood, so how could his booing of Goodes be racist?”
“Although, just quietly, Dennis does hate a lot of people. He’s actually not a very nice person.”
This post originally appeared in Inside Football.