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Sydney Swans champion Adam Goodes has pulled out of the game against Adelaide this weekend, being given indefinite extended leave by the club to give him time to deal with the reaction from opposition fans.

According to, Goodes has been subjected to booing from opposition crowds over the past 12 months.
Goodes celebrated his sides win with over Carlton last year with an indigenous war cry, while his comments as Australian of the Year are also considered to have stirred public opinion.

Club CEO Andrew Ireland indicated that Goodes' rest period would take as long as it needed to take.
In a statement issued today, Andrew Ireland - Swans chief executive said :  “As a club we are working with Adam and those close to him and supporting him through what is a really difficult time, Adam is sick and tired of this behaviour.  It has been happening for too long and it has taken its toll.  We will give Adam all the time he needs. We will keep supporting him and he will return to the club whenever he is ready."

After yet another weekend of booing away to Perth, Goodes' teammate Lewis Jetta performed an indigenous dance of his own to show solidarity with his friend and mentor.

The club have announced that Swans coach John Longmire, Mr Ireland and co-captains Jarrad McVeigh and Kieren Jack will address the media on Thursday.


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