• Adam Goodes is the subject of a thought-provoking documentary on the latter stages of his AFL career. (AAP)Source: AAP
A new film which debuted on TV this week looks at how cheers turned to booing for a champion AFL player.
NITV Staff Writer

19 Jul 2019 - 1:46 PM  UPDATED 19 Jul 2019 - 2:48 PM

Indigenous Australians have shared their views about Adam Goodes on social media after reliving the controversial end of his career through the documentary The Final Quarter on television last night.

The film debuted at the Sydney Film Festival in June and was broadcast to a wider audience on Channel Ten on Thursday. 

It revisits the racism that drove the Sydney Swans star into retirement.

The AFL recently apologised unreservedly for its failure “to call out racism and not standing up for one of our own.”

Many First Nations viewers who watched last night reacted with anger and heartbreak, while others hoped it would be a catalyst for change. 

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