Shane Warne snubs anti-racism football star Adam Goodes © Getty Images
Shane Warne had lambasted Adam Goodes earlier as well © Getty Images

Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne has voiced his disapproval on Twitter at the deeming of the booing of Adam Goodes, an Australian Rules Football (AFL) player, as having racist connotations. Warne wrote that it was wrong to say that the gesture meant racism. His felt fans should be ideally allowed to boo an athlete if they do not agree with the way they play the game. Goodes, an Indigenous player, has roundly been booed all over Australia in recent games. ALSO READ: Shane Warne insists he is on dating app, Tinder.

“If the public don’t like a sportsman because of the way they play the game, they boo, if they like them they cheer, nothing to do with racism,” he was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz. It needs to be mentioned here that Warne has more than 2.27 million followers on Twitter. Warne further wrote, “The public can boo anyone they wish to and it has nothing to do with being a racist.” ALSO READ: Racism in Cricket: Examples of ugly discrimination striking the gentleman’s game.

Warne’s tweets have caused an angst in the social media where people called him getting involved in the case as unwarranted. This is not the first time that Warne has bitterly criticised Goodes. Last year too, after a Swans game against Richmond, Warne had expressed his anguish. Warne had said that he was shocked to see Gooodes being named Australian of the Year seven months earlier and told the footballer to “stop staging free kicks mate.”