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
— Alan Richardson (@AlanRichardson) July 2, 2015
Tragic news, thoughts go out to Phil's family and everyone he touched along the journey #RIPPhilWalsh
Horrible, horrible news coming out of Adelaide. Thoughts are with everyone at this terrible time. #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
Such horrific news to wake up and hear of the passing of Phil Walsh! It's hard to comprehend that a man that has touched many lives is gone
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
Shocking news. Thoughts are with Phil Walsh's family and friends and all at the Adelaide football club at this terribly sad time.
— Cameron Ling (@CameronLing) July 2, 2015
I'm shocked & saddened to hear this mornings news regarding Phil Walsh. The entire AFL community is in mourning . RIP
— Terry Wallace (@thelistmanager) July 2, 2015
After a life in football we were really only just getting to know Phil Walsh, a genuinely fascinating man. A shocking loss #RIP
— Gerard Whateley (@GerardWhateley) July 2, 2015
Thoughts are with everyone that Phil Walsh has touched on this very sad day #shattered
— Wayne Carey (@waynecarey27) July 2, 2015
Sad news about the passing of Phil Walsh, our thoughts are with his family and friends.
— Darren Lehmann (@darren_lehmann) July 2, 2015
Terrible news to wake up to. My thoughts are with the Walsh family, friends and everyone involved @Adelaide_FC.
Absolotely gut wrenching news to wake up to. He was a very good man. #RIPmate
— Cameron Smith (@camsmith9) July 2, 2015