John Longmire On Adam Goodes Making His Own Decision

On The Rush Hour with MG and Liam

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Swans coach John Longmire joined Sydney's Rush Hour with MG & Liam to talk the latest AFL news and Adam Goodes declining his induction into the Hall of Fame. 

The 372-game superstar turned down the league's offer on Tuesday, given he has distanced himself from the industry after a poorly-managed situation where racial vilification from fans pushed Goodes towards retirement.

Longmire explained that it's not his position to comment on the decision, and that Goodes has every right to act on his terms after what he provided to the game. 

"I think it's completely up to Adam, it's not what I think, it's not what anybody else thinks," Longmire said.

"He's got other focusses in life." 


Goodes, a legend of the game, finished his career as a dual Brownlow medalist, dual premiership hero, to go with three club best and fairest awards and four All-Australian selections. 

Rush Hour co-host Liam Flanagan added that the Sydney champion's decision was made in hope of not overshadowing the other inductees, saying it's "the mark of the man".

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9 June 2021

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