Collingwood midfielder, Adam Treloar has opened up last night on Fox Footy’s AFL 360 about his sadness and connection to the late Danny ‘Spud’ Frawley.
Frawley was killed in a car crash Monday afternoon near Ballarat, sending shock waves through the AFL community.
Treloar explained how he wish he contacted Frawley, after listening to him share his mental health struggles on an episode of the Sacked Podcast, which is only a week old.
“I was so shy, I just wish I had enough balls to call him and have a chat to him,” he said.
“You can never foresee what’s going to happen and anticipate that this was going to happen. My heart goes out to him because I know he had his struggles — he spoke about his struggles — and I well and truly have my struggles.
Treloar revealed his private battle with anxiety on the program a month earlier.
“When I heard about this it is something I can relate to. My heart just goes out to him. I’m just lost. I feel so sorry for his family.”
Frawley was 56 years old. He played and captained the St Kilda Football Club finishing up with 240 games. He then moved into coaching as he led Richmond as Senior Coach in 2000.
After resigning in 2004 due to a disappointing season, Frawley moved into part-time coaching as well as forming a media career.
Treloar continued to speak to the heartbreak he was feeling.
“I’ve never met him, but his beautiful daughters who I didn’t think any of them are married, he is not going to get to see his own daughters (get married). It is just heartbreaking.”
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