Fairfax papers show support for Adam Goodes

Fairfax editors on #istandwithadam poster

The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald have wrapped their Saturday editions with a poster calling for readers to stand beside Adam Goodes and join the campaign #istandwithadam.

Readers are encouraged to exhibit the poster, take it to football games this weekend, and post photos of themselves with it using the hashtag #istandwithadam.

Darren Goodsir, editor-in-chief of The Sydney Morning Herald, said the controversy over the booing of the Sydney Swans star and former Australian of the Year had divided the nation. “The Herald calls on readers to take a stand and make it stop,” he said. “Take our game day poster to the SCG today and show your support.”

Editor-in-chief of The Age, Andrew Holden, said: “We have taken this unusual step because we believe that racism is inherent in the abuse that Goodes has suffered and we all have a duty to help end this travesty”.

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