Swans gives Goodes a break

Sydney AFL star Adam Goodes has been given a couple of days off and could miss Saturday’s clash with Adelaide after again being subjected to loud booing from opposition fans.

Goodes did not attend the Swans’ training session at the SCG on Tuesday, two days after being relentlessly booed by West Coast supporters in the match at Domain Stadium.

“He’s sick and tired of what’s been happening for a long time,” said coach John Longmire.

“Adam needs a couple of days away from the football club and to take a breath about it.”

Asked if the two-time Brownlow medallist would play against the Crows on Saturday, Longmire replied: “We’ll just take that as we go.

“We need to make sure that we’re fully supportive of him and wait a day or two and let things settle down and he’ll decide that.

“There’s no pressure on him at all.”

Swans general manager of football Tom Harley described the treatment of Goodes as abhorrent and said his former club, Geelong, the next team to host the Swans, had already been in touch with Sydney to discuss the situation.

The booing of Goodes has been labelled as racist by a host of senior AFL figures.

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