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15 Ways Australia United Behind Adam Goodes Over The Weekend

Goodes will return to training tomorrow after taking a break from the game after being the target of racial abuse and constant booing.

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After months of division and anger over the way Adam Goodes has been treated by many AFL fans, the code united over the weekend to get behind the star player.

Players, fans, politicians and celebrities all had one message for Goodes, pleading with him to don the number 37 guernsey again.

1. On Saturday the Sydney Swans players ran through a large banner calling for respect before their game with the Adelaide Crows. / Via Instagram.

3. In one of the more special moments of the 2015 season, Swans fans gave the absent Goodes a standing ovation in the seventh minute of the third quarter in the game against Adelaide.

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4. A large Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander contingent watched the game with their faces painted in a traditional style, including actresses Kylie Farmer and Rarriwuy Hick.

5. Aboriginal singer Marcus Corowa painted himself up in solidarity with Goodes. / Via Instagram.

6. Fans held banners in support of Goodes. / Via Instagram

7. Junior football clubs across the country showed their support. / Via Instagram

Including Channel 7's The Morning Show host Kylie Gilles who posted this picture of her son's AFL team painted with Goodes' number 37 on their arms.

8. At the Garma festival in Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory traditional Aboriginal dancers from the Gumatj clan incorporated a red V and the number 37 into their ceremonial body paint as a sign of support for Goodes.

9. The Richmond Tigers and Hawthorn match at the MCG started with both teams running through a pro-reconciliation banner.

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The banner urged people to stand up for reconciliation.

10. The entire Richmond Tigers team wore their Indigenous round jerseys as a sign of respect for Goodes whilst playing Hawthorn. / Via Instagram

11. The Western Bulldogs also wore their indigenous guernsey on Saturday in support of Adam Goodes. / Via Instagram

12. Travis Varcoe of the Magpies wore an armband tribute to Goodes. The Magpies were playing the Melbourne Demons. / Via Facebook

13. The Melbourne Football Club had their forearms taped in the colours of the Aboriginal flag as they played Collingwood. / Via Facebook.

14. Danyle Pearce from the Fremantle Dockers did a war dance after kicking a goal during the match with Greater Western Sydney.

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Pearce was one of three Indigenous Docker's players to pay tribute to Goodes during the match with a dance.

15. As Goodes returns to the game the message from supporters has been loud and clear; there is no room for racism on or off the field. / Via Instagram

Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.

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