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July 30, 2015

Aboriginal Australian footballer fields growing racism

'War dance' on field provokes debate over racism.
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Adam Goodes of the Swans warms up at ANZ Stadium on July 18, 2015 in Sydney, Australia. (GETTY/MATT KING)

Adam Goodes, one of the most prominent Australian football players, is once again at the center of a heated debate over racism in the sport. Last week, Goodes, who is indigenous, was booed throughout a match. Coming to his defense, his fellow indigenous teammate Lewis Jetta did a "war dance" and mimicked a spear-throwing gesture at the opposing team's fans. The gesture sparked a furor online over whether the jeers were racially motivated.

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