Two-time Brownlow medalist and legendary Swans player Adam Goodes has knocked back an offer from the AFL to be inducted into the code’s hall of fame.
Goodes retired in 2015 following years of racial abuse from the public and fans, as well as shocking remarks by former Collingwood president Eddie McGuire.
Goodes became a target in 2013 after a young spectator who yelled a racial slur at him was thrown out of the stadium.
At the time Goodes received no support from the AFL which failed to publicly back him against the racist behaviour from fans and the public.
AFL Chair Richard Goyder said the AFL “did not do enough to stand with him at the time, and call it out” and said the decision to reject the honour was a “decision for Adam and Adam only, and we understand and respect his choice.”