OPINION: Nothing can be taken from Phil Walsh’s death. Except…

I’m so proud to be featured at The Upside News with an important reflection on an unspeakable tragedy.

The Upside News

OPINION: By Dean Mayes

Originally published at www.deanfromaustralia.com

The city of Adelaide was thrust into a collective shock over the weekend, following the murder of AFL Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, by his own son.

Acres of page space and swathes of internet bandwidth has been taken up with the reporting of this tragic event so, for the sake of brevity, I won’t reproduce the story in full here. A quick Google Search will yield all you need to know about the event and the circumstances of the murder.

Image credit; Australian Football League Image credit; Australian Football League

In the collective grief that has followed, I have conversed with many people who are trying to come to grips with this heinous act. Clearly it is one in which many can’t – and justifiably so. Here we have a son, coming home in the early hours of a Friday morning and, following a domestic dispute…

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