Graham Cornes was a champion footballer, a great coach and is a respected media personality. But last week, his comments about the first televised Women’s AFL match were out on the full.
The Reclink Community Cup is set to fill the void left by the lack of AFL finals here, with what is shapes as the football match of the year, when local musicians and media face off at Coopers Stadium this Sunday.
The AFL has urged fans to stop booing, which has seem to incite people to boo louder. What does that say about our society? When a person has the courage to speak out against bullying, we chastise them and make them feel weak. Are these the values we should we teaching our children?
In responding to this awful tragedy, the past week has shown us something new through the solidarity demonstrated by both clubs in grieving Walsh’s death. Transcending tribalism, South Australian football has never been so unified.