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Grieving Fans Put Their Scarves Out To Honour Adelaide Crows Coach

Shocked and grieving fans are flying their Adelaide Crows colours to honour the slain coach.

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Following the shocking news of the stabbing death of Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh, fans are coming together by hanging their scarves and guernseys outside their homes.

AFL staff have put out their scarves representing different clubs outside the AFL headquarters.


The club motto "We Fly As One" is taking on new meaning for devastated members of the football community today.

@Adelaide_FC @sunriseon7 RIP Walsh so very tragic and saddening news #weflyasone

Supporters are declaring they will #flyasone through the tragedy.

#PutYourScarvesOut RIP Walshy. So heart broken for ur family, friends & our club community #weflyasone through it all

Regardless of who they barrack for.

Not crows barracker but respect 4 #RIPPhilWalsh #putyourscarvesout #weflyasone thoughts with all at @Adelaide_FC

One of the biggest Adelaide Crows supporters I know is showing his respect. RIP Phil Walsh! #putyourscarvesout


The social media tribute is reminiscent of the #PutYourBatsOut movement, where Australians displayed their cricket bats to honour fallen cricketer Phil Hughes.

@MatthewPantelis @Adelaide_FC #PutYourScarvesOut

What an incredibly sad day. Thoughts are with everybody touched by this incomprehensible tragedy. x #RIPPhilWalsh

"Truly lost for words", wrote one fan on social media.

Truly lost for words #PutYourScarvesOut #RIPPhilWalsh @Adelaide_FC

RIP #PhilWalsh #putyourscarvesout

#weflyasone #leaveyourguernseyout #putoutyourscarf

Sunday's game between Adelaide and Geelong has been cancelled, with the remaining seven games in the round to go ahead.

I can't think of any conceivable way the @Adelaide_FC boys can play this weekend. #PutYourScarvesOut

Alexandra Lee is a politics reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney, Australia.

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