The Australian sporting community has united for Phil Walsh, as an outpouring of tributes and emotion pour in from the AFL community and sporting identities around the country.
Port Adelaide premiership player Warren Tredrea said that Walsh was a “phenomenal” person and coach.
“Words can’t describe what the feelings are,” Tredrea told Channel Nine.
“I don’t know how AFL football can go forward this weekend.”
While St. Kilda coach Alan Richardson described Walsh as “a great man lost.”
What a tragedy. A great man lost. Thoughts and prayers are with his family. #RIPPhilWalsh
— Jason Gillespie (@dizzy259) July 2, 2015
So sad to hear of Phil Walshs death. No sense to it. We are all flesh and blood. Love each other. Thoughts with all family and friends.
Horrible news this morning back home. Really feeling for the Adelaide FC right now. Stick together guys!
— Peter Siddle (@petersiddle403) July 2, 2015
Thoughts with everyone involved in this tragic news. Can't believe what has happened!
No words. Just nothing.Tragedy and sadness touches people every day. Look after yourselves and those closest to you please.#RIPPhilWalsh
— Robert Shaw (@shawry_analyst) July 2, 2015
— Cameron Ling (@CameronLing) July 2, 2015
— Terry Wallace (@thelistmanager) July 2, 2015
— Gerard Whateley (@GerardWhateley) July 2, 2015
— Wayne Carey (@waynecarey27) July 2, 2015
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) July 2, 2015
— Cameron Smith (@camsmith9) July 2, 2015