Barclays Premier League side, Liverpool FC, have posted a message of condolence to the Adelaide Crows following the tragic death of coach Phil Walsh.
The coach of the Australian Football League’s Adelaide Crows was stabbed to death in his home yesterday with his son charged with the murder, sending shockwaves through the sport.
Cy Jacob Walsh, 26, is now at James Nash House, a secure mental facility, as police piece together the final moments before his father’s stabbing death. Cy Walsh was remanded in custody until a hearing on September 15. His mother Meredith sustained leg injuries in the incident and was released from hospital on Saturday.
The grief-stricken Crows are expected to name a replacement today with the team looking to carry on his proud legacy.
Phil Walsh found dead after an alleged domestic dispute.
Born in a country town in southern Victoria state, Walsh played 122 games for three elite football teams before moving into coaching in the 1990s.
Coaches Alastair Clarkson and Nathan Buckley instigated the tribute, and, along with captains Luke Hodge and Scott Pendlebury, organised the formation of the circle at the conclusion of Friday night’s game.
In October past year, Walsh accepted the senior coach position at the Adelaide Crows.
Coaches and fitness managers who worked alongside Walsh at Port Adelaide included Geoff Morris, Matt Rendell, David Hutton, Dean Bailey, David Pitman, Alastair Clarkson, Mark Mickan, Tony McGuinness, Brenton Sanderson, Jason Cripps, Adam Kingsley, Matthew Primus, Darren Travena, Josh Carr, Tyson Edwards, Shaun Hart, Matthew Nicks, Garry Hocking, Stuart Cochrane, Aaron Greaves, Dave Arnfield, Matthew Hornsby, Andrew Russell, Darren Burgess, and Dan Comerford.
Cy Walsh is charged with the murder of the 55-year-old AFL career coach, who was in his first year in charge of the Crows. “I have lost half my family in a blink of an eye, nothing will be right with the world again”.
Chapman said the day was “all about wrapping our arms around” the football community.
Meanwhile, the Adelaide Crows’ headquarters has become a makeshift memorial for Walsh, as flowers, guernseys and scarves have appeared en masse, with fans paying their respects.