Former Saints Captain and part-time coach, Danny Frawley, has addressed St Kilda players and staff regarding the comments he made about Caroline Wilson last week.
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Frawley was involved in the comments that aired on Triple M radio last Monday, in which Eddie McGuire, James Brayshaw and Frawley joked about drowning AFL journalist Caroline Wilson in icy water.
“I wanted to tell them how much I regret making what was a terrible joke and that I am sorry for upsetting many people, including Caroline,” Frawley said.
“I have learned a lot over the past 48-hours and, like many people I suspect, I now have a much better understanding about why this was no joking matter and I put my hand up to say it won’t happen again.
“One of the big lessons was learning that one in six women in Australia are affected by domestic violence – which shocked me to be honest – and it’s important we all know about this.
“I think a positive to come from all this is that we are discussing domestic violence.
“I have discussed what we said on radio with my three daughters, my wife and my 82-year-old mum because it has really affected me and I wanted to understand it.
“If those comments about Caroline were made about one of my daughters, it would make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up – I wouldn’t have liked it at all.
“To anyone who is saying ‘lighten up, it’s just a joke’ they need to understand that what we say matters and jokes like this about women are simply not on.”