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AFL legend Bobby Skilton saddened by hate directed at Adam Goodes

AFL legend Bobby Skilton admits he’s saddened by the amount of hate directed at Adam Goodes.

The triple Brownlow medallist said the retiring Sydney champ deserved more respect from the football public.

Goodes called time on his glittering 372-game career in the wake of the Swans’ semi-final loss to North Melbourne on Saturday night.

He has reportedly turned down a request to be part of the motorcade on grand final day as the fallout from the booing controversy continues.

Skilton said on 3AW Mornings it was a sad reflection on an otherwise ‘wonderful’ supporting public.

‘To me, it’s just not our supporting group,’ he said.

‘Our people are absolutely wonderful.’

Skilton questioned those booing to think about who it was they were abusing.

‘From the moment he started playing, he’s been nothing but an ornament to the game,’ Skilton said.

‘You cannot deny what he has achieved.

‘Two Brownlows, two premierships, best and fairests? what more can the man do?’

LISTEN: Bobby Skilton shares his views on 3AW Mornings