AFL coach Phil Walsh has died after suffering multiple stab wounds in his Adelaide home.
The Adelaide Crows coach and his wife were allegedly attacked after an argument early this morning.
Police confirmed that both ambulance and police officers were called to Mr Walsh’s Somerton Park home just after 2am, and found the 55-year-old injured with multiple stab wounds. He was pronounced dead after paramedics failed to revive him.
His wife, Meredith Walsh, was taken to hospital suffering a minor stab wound to her leg.
Police searched the area around the home, and later arrested the Walsh’s 26-year old son, who was sent to undergo psychiatric assessment under police guard. He has since been charged with murder and he will have bedside hearing for the charges later today.
“It’s just absolutely terrible,” Detective Superintendent Des Bray told a press conference this morning. “For any family, it is one of the worst things that could happen to you.”
Condolences for the well respected and popular coach continue to flood in via social media, as many who knew him share their disbelief and sadness.
The AFL has announced that Adelaide’s home game on Sunday will not be played in respect for grieving players and family. The four points from the game will be shared equally between the sides.
A minute’s silence will be observed at tonight’s clash between Collingwood and Hawthorne at the MCG. – Andrew Leeson