Reaction to Goodes booing controversy

WHAT WAS SAID ABOUT ADAM GOODES CONTEMPLATING RETIREMENT AFTER BEING BOOED AT AFL GAMES

“I’m coming towards the end of my career, and if I leave the game this year and that’s the aftermath of my career then I’ll be really disappointed with that.” – Adam Goodes

“Emotionally, you can see it’s having an effect on him. So come on guys, give him a break and let him play football.” – Goodes’ mother Lisa Sansbury

“He is really struggling mentally and physically. There’s only so much a man can take before his legs start to buckle. This isn’t a WA thing or an AFL thing – it’s an Australian issue.” – Retired Swans premiership player Michael O’Loughlin

“We believe that Adam has been vilified for calling out racism, for expressing his views on Aboriginal issues, and for celebrating and promoting his proud cultural background. This is not something for which Adam should be vilified – it is something for which he should be celebrated.” – AFL Players Association chief Paul Marsh

“He’s become a target. He’s spoken out and it’s made people uncomfortable.” – Indigenous Labor senator Nova Peris

“Racism has no place in our game, and while I respect that people may have different views about what is happening to Adam, it is impossible to separate this issue from the issue of race.” – AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan

“He’s a superstar of the game, a superstar for us the Swans. And fans need to show more respect for what he’s done for the game.” – Fellow Swans player Lewis Jetta

“(If) Adam Goodes is booed out of his career, that is so tragic.” – Federal Labor MP Richard Marles

“It’s a football issue, and not an indigenous issue.” – Liberal frontbencher Jamie Briggs

“People who are booing Adam Goodes, many of them are nothing more than racists.” – Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

“I think our strong request is that he stays on the field and keeps doing what we’re all proud of.” – NSW Premier Mike Baird

“You should play – I’m confident Crows fans will treat you with respect this weekend and you’re welcome in SA anytime.” – South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill

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