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Adam Goodes considering quitting after booing row

Adam Goodes in action for the Sydney Swans.
Adam Goodes in action for the Sydney Swans. Mark Nolangetty Images

SYDNEY Swans star Adam Goodes is considering immediate retirement from the AFL as the booing controversy threatens to run him out of the game.

Goodes has told a handful of teammates and those within his inner sanctum that he is weighing up the decision to end his career.

The issue isn't so much the pressure he's feeling after copping another torrent of abuse from a hostile away crowd, this time during the Swans' match against West Coast at Domain Stadium on Sunday; it is the negative influence the booing is starting to have on his teammates.

Teammate Lewis Jetta performed an indigenous war dance and threw an imaginary spear at a section of the West Coast crowd in support of the dual Brownlow medallist.

Retired Swans premiership player Michael O'Loughlin, who Goodes considers a father figure, did not dismiss the retirement talk when contacted on Tuesday night, while AFL Players' Association  said no one could blame Goodes if he made that decision.

More on this at smh.com.au

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