Prior to the national anthem in the GIANTS’ semi-final meeting with the Brisbane Lions this Saturday night, the two clubs will come together as players, umpires and fans to stand as one, in tribute to the man universally known as ‘Spud’.
Former AFL player, coach, administrator and media personality Danny Frawley – who passed away on Monday - will be acknowledged with a moment of silence at both of this weekend’s Toyota AFL Finals Series matches.
Additionally, the GIANTS and Brisbane along with the umpires and AFL match officials will wear black armbands as a mark of respect to the former St Kilda Captain, Richmond Coach, AFLCA Chief Executive, AFL Life Member, current All-Australian selector and football media personality.
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said:
“Danny was a friend to everyone in footy and his passion for the game, from the elite to the grassroots was unmatched.
“Whether you knew him as the St Kilda Captain, the Richmond Coach, or the loveable guy on the TV or radio who always made you smile, the acknowledgement this weekend is a way for everyone to pay tribute to the man we all knew and loved.”