The Courier-Mail

Goodes re­turns to field and so does the boo­ing


ST KILDA fans have been ac­cused of boo­ing Brown­low medal­list Adam Goodes in his first AFL game in Mel­bourne since last month’s heck­ling con­tro­versy.

Fans were heard boo­ing the in­dige­nous cham­pion when he touched the ball early in the match against Syd­ney Swans yesterday. There were more boos as Goodes kicked each of his three goals.

Fans, in­clud­ing a Saints mem­ber, rushed to Twit­ter to con­demn the be­hav­iour.

“So em­bar­rassed to be sit­ting with peo­ple boo­ing,” one fan tweeted. “I sup­port you.”

Vicky Han­lon urged footy­go­ers to re­port abuse, tweet­ing: “As a Saints mem­ber, I’d like @stk­ildafc to take a stand & re­move any mem­bers who are found boo­ing Goodes.”

Goodes sat out a match af­ter he was booed by West Coast fans in a match against the Ea­gles in Perth.

The football world rushed to sup­port Goodes with Rich­mond don­ning their Dream­time jumpers for a match to show sol­i­dar­ity with him.

AFL chief Gil­lon McLach­lan led a cho­rus of peo­ple call­ing for the boo­ing to stop.

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