Sydney Swans stalwart Adam Goodes has again stolen the headlines, this time by celebrating a goal against Carlton with an Indigenous-themed war cry directed at the Carlton supporters’ group.
After marking in front of goal and kicking truly with a set shot from 40m out, Goodes then commenced his animated celebration.
Goodes, who has been in the headlines all week after being the target of much jeering from Hawthorn fans during a rematch of the 2014 grand final, was again targeted vocally and loudly at the SCG.
This time it was travelling Carlton fans who let loose with the booing and they appeared to then get involved further with Goodes following his celebration.
Speaking to former Richmond half-forward Matthew Richardson on Fox Footy post-match Goodes denied there was anything untoward going on between himself and the Blues’ supporter group.
“I was just a little bit inspired by the under-16 Boomerang kids, who taught us a little bit of a war cry, just a little bit of a tribute to those guys,” Goodes said.
“(Nothing untoward) not at all, proud to be Aboriginal and represent.”
The AFL said there was later an on off-field incident amongst fans but maintained it was not related to anything that happened on the field.
“The information we have is there was an exchange between supporter groups and nothing to do with anyone on the field,” AFL media manager Patrick Keane said in a statement.
“Police gave a direction for both groups to cease.
“Two people continued their exchange. One was evicted, he was happy to go.
“One other person continued to make some comments. He’s been taken to the police interview room and it will be a decision for police whether he’s given an infringement or not,for not following police directions.”