The Australia Dream, a documentary on Adam Goodes and the fight against racism in Australia, has screened on ESPN in the United States.
The documentary follows the Adam Goodes saga in the mid 2010s and the media and community debate around racism.
The Sydney Swans legend, who won two Brownlow medals and two AFL Grand Finals in his long career, quit the game in 2015 after months of being subjected to crowd abuse and incessant booing.
The star famously called out racist abuse from members of the crowd in the preceding season, including a teenage Collingwood fan.
The documentary aired Wednesday June 24th. It gained a lot of traction on social media as it aired in Australia on ESPN Australia and New Zealand and ESPN in the US simultaneously.
“The Australian Dream on ESPN right now is riveting,” former NFL player and sports radio host Pat McAfee tweeted.
“I love learning more and more about the greatest sport I’ve never heard of and also about the continent that created it. A LOT to catch up on here.”
Many other commentators weighed in.
Preview: The Australian Dream documentary that has aired on ESPN and will be in cinemas August.
Ryan is Contributing Editor