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Monday, 9 September 2019

AFL community rocked by tragic Frawley loss


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Tributes have poured in for St Kilda legend Danny Frawley after his tragic death in a car accident on Monday afternoon.

The sudden passing of one of the league's most beloved figures rocked the AFL community to its core, and was addressed by league boss Gillon McLachlan.

"It is a devastating day for the wider football community, and Danny's loss will be taken very hard by so many people within our industry, as well as within our own organisation," Mr McLachlan said in a statement. 

"Danny was passionate about footy and passionate about people. He made such a positive and lasting influence on so many in our game. 

Danny Frawley

"He was a friend to all at the AFL and everyone in the wider football community. 'Spud' was loved by all, always a popular visitor to AFL House and our thoughts are with Anita, Chelsea, Danielle and Keeley. 

"On behalf of the AFL, I would like to express my deepest compassion to the Frawley family, friends and colleagues."

Throughout his time with both St Kilda as a player between 1984 and 1995 and then as the senior coach of Richmond between 2000 and 2004, Frawley was a wildly popular figure.

One of his former Tigers players, Andrew Krakouer took to Twitter to thank his first AFL coach.

https://twitter.com/andrewkrakouer/status/1170986104272539648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"You gave me my first opportunity to play AFL," Krakouer tweeted.

"You took a punt on me, when no one else did. You were so supportive and always there for me and my family.

"I'm forever grateful. Condolences to Anita, Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle. Gone way too soon. R.I.P. Spud."

Frawley is a member of St Kilda's Hall of Fame, and club president Andrew Bassat paid tribute to the Saints' favourite son.

Danny Frawley

"Danny will be remembered as one of St Kilda's greatest ever players and a dear friend to so many at the football club.

"He was a larger-than-life character, a generous and warm personality, and a favourite son who has left an indelible mark on St Kilda.

"Danny was an active member of our Past Players' Committee and a much-loved champion to our thousands of supporters.

"We share our grief with them and we will endeavor to provide an opportunity for them to share their own personal tributes in the coming days."

Tributes continued to pour in on social media, with former players Jude Bolton, David King and Richmond legend Kevin Bartlett all taking to Twitter.

https://twitter.com/davidking34/status/1170984373002235904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/Jude_Bolton/status/1170975670442160128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/KevinBartlett29/status/1170980086939406336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/Jschulz28/status/1170994177007484929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Tributes have poured in for St Kilda legend Danny Frawley after his tragic death in a car accident on Monday afternoon.

The sudden passing of one of the league's most beloved figures rocked the AFL community to its core, and was addressed by league boss Gillon McLachlan.

"It is a devastating day for the wider football community, and Danny's loss will be taken very hard by so many people within our industry, as well as within our own organisation," Mr McLachlan said in a statement. 

"Danny was passionate about footy and passionate about people. He made such a positive and lasting influence on so many in our game. 

Danny Frawley

"He was a friend to all at the AFL and everyone in the wider football community. 'Spud' was loved by all, always a popular visitor to AFL House and our thoughts are with Anita, Chelsea, Danielle and Keeley. 

"On behalf of the AFL, I would like to express my deepest compassion to the Frawley family, friends and colleagues."

Throughout his time with both St Kilda as a player between 1984 and 1995 and then as the senior coach of Richmond between 2000 and 2004, Frawley was a wildly popular figure.

One of his former Tigers players, Andrew Krakouer took to Twitter to thank his first AFL coach.

https://twitter.com/andrewkrakouer/status/1170986104272539648?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

"You gave me my first opportunity to play AFL," Krakouer tweeted.

"You took a punt on me, when no one else did. You were so supportive and always there for me and my family.

"I'm forever grateful. Condolences to Anita, Chelsea, Keeley and Danielle. Gone way too soon. R.I.P. Spud."

Frawley is a member of St Kilda's Hall of Fame, and club president Andrew Bassat paid tribute to the Saints' favourite son.

Danny Frawley

"Danny will be remembered as one of St Kilda's greatest ever players and a dear friend to so many at the football club.

"He was a larger-than-life character, a generous and warm personality, and a favourite son who has left an indelible mark on St Kilda.

"Danny was an active member of our Past Players' Committee and a much-loved champion to our thousands of supporters.

"We share our grief with them and we will endeavor to provide an opportunity for them to share their own personal tributes in the coming days."

Tributes continued to pour in on social media, with former players Jude Bolton, David King and Richmond legend Kevin Bartlett all taking to Twitter.

https://twitter.com/davidking34/status/1170984373002235904?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/Jude_Bolton/status/1170975670442160128?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/KevinBartlett29/status/1170980086939406336?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfwhttps://twitter.com/Jschulz28/status/1170994177007484929?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw https://ift.tt/2Q2chr0
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