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SportAFL community mourns Danny Frawley

17:55  09 september  2019
17:55  09 september  2019 Source:   msn.com

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The selfless St Kilda great was an inspiration and has been described ‘a decent man above all else’.

Former AFL players and Fox Footy colleagues have paid tribute to Danny Frawley after he tragically died in a one-car accident near Ballarat.

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AFL COMMUNITY PAYS TRIBUTE TO ST KILDA LEGEND DANNY FRAWLEY:

"He was my captain for nine years here at the Saints and so when I first started he was the role model on just how to give your all for the club, your teammates. He would sacrifice everything that he possibly could. In terms of what it meant to be a team player there was none better than Danny." Former teammate Nathan Burke.

AFL community mourns Danny Frawley © AAP Danny Frawley * "It is a devastating day for the wider football community, and Danny's loss will be taken very hard by so many people." - AFL CEO Gillion McLachlan

Remembering Spud Frawley, a much-loved son of football

Remembering Spud Frawley, a much-loved son of football He was a player, coach, football administrator, commentator, analyst and jester. He was as happy taking the game seriously as he was making light of it, and himself. The son of seven generations of Irish potato farmers from Bungaree outside Ballarat, he was the nephew of Des Tuddenham, the former Collingwood champion. © Allsport Heart on his sleeve: Frawley celebrates a Richmond win in 2000. Frawley went to St Patrick's College in Ballarat, but it was at sport that he excelled, not academics. He began his football career as a forward, but found his place as a tough, strong, hard-running key defender. The much-loved No.

The AFL world is in mourning after St Kilda Hall of Famer and beloved Fox Footy commentator Danny Frawley died in a single-car accident east of Ballarat on

Australian football is mourning one of its fiercest competitors and most vulnerable souls after long-serving St Kilda captain, former Richmond coach and popular media personality Danny Frawley crashed his car into a tree on a His death comes as an immense shock to the football community .

* "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." - St Kilda president Andrew Bassat

* "How do we make sense of the shock passing of Danny Frawley. A respected competitor, a loyal and ever supportive assistant but more importantly a bloody good bloke and friend." - Collingwood player and coach Tony Shaw on Twitter

* "R.I.P mate. You gave me my first opportunity to play AFL. 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." - Former Richmond and Collingwood player Andrew Krakouer on Twitter

* "He will be sadly missed by so many. Every time I've seen him since his coaching days I've left with a smile on my face." - Richmond champion Matthew Richardson told News Corp Australia

Frawley's passion endeared him to all in footy

Frawley's passion endeared him to all in footy Danny Frawley was one of the game's most enduringly endearing characters. Few people within the AFL community knew more people, or were more known, than ???Spud'.

Heartbreaking details are emerging about Danny Frawley ’s personal struggles after the AFL legend As the AFL community comes to grips with the devastating tragedy, details are emerging about his Frawley played a key role in bringing awareness to mental health issues, opening up for the first time

The AFL community is in mourning after the death of St Kilda legend Danny Frawley in a car crash. "This is a very sad event and I think that every footy fan, all Victorians, are saddened by Danny Frawley 's passing and we send our love and best wishes to his wife and kids," Andrews said.

AFL community mourns Danny Frawley © AAP A tribute is seen at the St Kilda Football club after the sudden death of former St Kilda player and Richmond coach Danny Frawley at RSEA Park, in Moorabbin Monday, September 9, 2019. * "It was absolutely like losing one of your own today. My whole football journey was pretty much the same as Danny's." - Coach and player Paul Roos on Fox Footy

* "Danny Frawley! another very sad death. Sad beyond sad. worse now for his family. My thoughts are with them and so sad we could not save Spud. He will be missed!" - Former Victorian premier, Hawthorn president and Beyond Blue founder Jeff Kennett on Twitter

* "It's hard to express the loss, it's hard to express the shock that we felt when we first found out (about) losing Spud Frawley. Spud was one of us" - AFL commentator Gerard Healy on Fox Footy

* "My first memory of Spud was with Roosy, when they'd go around Victoria and do the super clinics ... 20 years later, I was doing the same thing with him. I looked at those kids and saw myself ... Spud was still bringing a smile to these kids' faces. He was so infectious." - Former Brisbane captain Jonathan Brown on Fox Footy

Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards

Saints mourn Frawley at club's AFL awards St Kilda's annual best and fairest dinner has opened with an emotional tribute to club great Danny Frawley, who died tragically on Monday in a car crash. Roberts raised a toast to Frawley, who died the day after his 56th birthday, and there was also a video tribute. Loewe and Harvey were choked with emotion as they gave their speeches. "He was one of my best mates and he will always be my hero," Loewe said. The Saints great added that when he was asked to speak about Frawley, he was still in shock and had to think about it.

The AFL wishes to advise that former AFL player, coach, administrator and media personality Danny Frawley will be acknowledged with a moment of silence at both of this weekend’s Toyota AFL Finals Series matches. Prior to the national anthem, the competing clubs will come together as players

Footy legend Danny Frawley ’s heartbreaking final days have revealed a brave fighter that was overcome and distant. Footy legend Danny Frawley reportedly went missing from his family and never made the psychiatrist appointment he’d booked the day he died.

* "Words cannot convey our deep love and respect for Danny Frawley." - Foxtel CEO Patrick Delany and Head of Fox Sports Peter Campbell

* "Danny was simply loved. A true Australian character, a brilliant entertainer, a selfless father, husband and friend" - Crocmedia boss Craig Hutchison

* "Danny Frawley described himself as a simple spud farmer who'd made his way in the big smoke. Of course, he was so much more than that." - Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews

Pictures: People we lost in 2019

AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
AFL community mourns Danny Frawley
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