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.
1. On Saturday the Sydney Swans players ran through a large banner calling for respect before their game with the Adelaide Crows.
2. Before Goodes' teammate Lewis Jetta performed an Aboriginal dance after kicking the first goal.
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.
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.
6. Fans held banners in support of Goodes.
7. Junior football clubs across the country showed their support.
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.
10. The entire Richmond Tigers team wore their Indigenous round jerseys as a sign of respect for Goodes whilst playing Hawthorn.
11. The Western Bulldogs also wore their indigenous guernsey on Saturday in support of Adam Goodes.
12. Travis Varcoe of the Magpies wore an armband tribute to Goodes. The Magpies were playing the Melbourne Demons.
13. The Melbourne Football Club had their forearms taped in the colours of the Aboriginal flag as they played Collingwood.
14. Danyle Pearce from the Fremantle Dockers did a war dance after kicking a goal during the match with Greater Western Sydney.
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.
Formerly with BuzzFeed News, Allan Clarke is a NITV reporter based in Sydney.
Contact Allan Clarke at arielle.benedek+AC@buzzfeed.com.
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