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Goodes returns to Swans, hopes to face Cats

© Reuters. Aboriginal activist and Australian Rules Football legend Goodes kicks a ball during a team training session at the Sydney Cricket Ground

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Adam Goodes has returned to the Sydney Swans and put his hand up for selection after taking leave from the Australian Rules club under stress from the incessant booing he faced during matches.

One of the most decorated players in the popular indigenous game, Aboriginal Goodes was jeered relentlessly and racially abused in Perth last week, triggering a heated debate over racism in a country which regards itself a beacon of tolerance.

Goodes was granted an indeterminate leave of absence from the club last Tuesday and missed Saturday's Australian Football League (AFL) match against Adelaide Crows amid media speculation he might quit the game.

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