Australian Football League coach stabbed to death, son arrested

Friday July 3rd, 2015

Australian Football League coach Phil Walsh was stabbed to death on Friday in Australia, South Australian police told The Guardian

His son, Cy Walsh, has been arrested and charged with murder, according to The Guardian. Cy Walsh, 26, is set for a bedside hearing on Friday while being detained for a psychiatric assessment.

Walsh was hired as head coach of Adelaide Football Club last October. He played in the Victorian Football League from 1983 to 1990.

AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan later released a statement on Walsh's death.

“Our industry is grieving today, and we send our love and support to the Walsh family, the Crows staff and players, Phil’s wider circle of friends, the other clubs he worked with, and his many colleagues across the AFL,” McLachlan said.

“Phil Walsh was a man of boundless energy and enthusiasm, and his death is a tragic loss.”

According to The Guardian, Walsh's wife Meredith, sustained non life-threatening injuries during the incident.

- Molly Geary

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