Swans star Josh Kennedy was an emotional determine throughout a touching tribute to the late AFL legend, and his grandfather, John Kennedy.
Before Sydney and the Western Bulldogs took to the SCG for his or her Thursday night time AFL conflict, the 2 groups stopped for a second of silence to bear in mind Kennedy Sr.
The Hawthorn nice who gained three flags teaching the Hawks in 1961, 1971 and 1976, died peacefully on Thursday aged 91.
To recognise the tragic loss Swans gamers additionally wore black armbands in remembrance of Kennedy Snr.
AFL mourn legend John Kennedy
Kennedy Sr was a four-time finest and fairest winner as a participant and was inducted into the Australian Football Hall of Fame. He additionally coached North Melbourne within the 1980s. Kennedy Snr’s soccer profession spanned over six a long time from enjoying, to teaching to working with the AFL.
Swans star Josh Kennedy, 32, was seen on the pitch choking again tears throughout the tribute to his grandfather in what was additionally the 2012 AFL Premiership-winner’s 250th AFL recreation.
Kennedy’s father John Jr and mom Bernadette have been in attendance on the SCG for the particular recreation.
“It’s a tragic day for Josh and his household,” Swans assistant coach Steve Johnson informed Nine News Melbourne earlier than the sport.
“His grandfather John was a legend of our recreation – an absolute icon.
“I’m certain the boys can be hoping to do rather well for him.”