The NSW Parliament has congratulated Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes and condemned Eddie McGuire, inset.
The NSW Parliament has congratulated Sydney Swans star Adam Goodes and condemned Eddie McGuire, inset. JOEL Carrettaap

Parliament makes McGuire's 'boofhead' status official

COLLINGWOOD president Eddie McGuire was labelled a "boofhead" on Wednesday in the New South Wales Parliament following his criticism of Aboriginal player Adam Goodes.

Following the Sydney Swan's "war dance" after kicking a goal against Carlton last Friday night, McGuire labelled the celebration "violent" and "aggressive".

"This is a made-up dance - this is not something that has been going on for years," he said.

Goodes said he picked up the dance from a junior indigenous AFL team.

Greens MP Jeremy Buckingham moved a motion in the NSW Legislative Council supporting the Sydney Swans star and condemning McGuire for "being a continual boofhead".

He thanked the upper house for passing the motion, saying he was a Collingwood fan and "embarrassed by Eddie McGuire's blunders and racial gaffes".

Two years ago McGuire apologised to Goodes after joking that the Swan could be used to promote a musical version of King Kong.


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