damien hooper. is mundine responsible for his bad attitude?
damien hooper. ive no doubt, mundine has been, and is his hero. both are indigenous.
hooper seems to have grabbed all the 'attitudes' of mundine. playing the race card. using his indigenous heritage as an excuse to blame others for his behaviour. as an excuse to show a lack of respect for other people, and rules.
while mundine never has behaved badly in public, probably due to his sobriety, hooper, wears his culture on his sleve. he has misbehaved more than once in public already, and seems to be part of his makeup. lets hope not. we all make mistakes at 20yo...the kid must be given a chance. lets face it. aussie boxing needs another world class fighter. he'd could do himself and his culture a favour by becoming a possitive role model. not, like one wag has suggested, "just another shackle shaker.."
still, even without alcohol, mundine did his damage by disrespecting other aussie athletes and former sporting greats. so vain is he, he rubbished kathy freeman, and declared himself 'boxings bradman'...
Mark Twain said, “History doesn’t repeat itself. But it does rhyme.”