Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh is dead after a domestic dispute at his home. His son has been arrested.
“Police can confirm that the man murdered at Somerton Park in the early hours of the morning is Phil Walsh, coach of the Adelaide Crows,” police said in a statement.
His 26-year-old son was arrested after police were called to a domestic dispute at the home in Bungey Avenue, Somerton Park at 2am on Friday.
Walsh, 55, died at the scene despite attempts by ambulance officers.
His wife is in hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Nathan Brown, former Richmond player and Nine Network commentator, said the death was shocking and would impact many AFL clubs.
“I’m shocked,” Brown has told the Nine Network.
“At the moment beside myself that a lot of players are going to wake up today and be on their way to training and find out this news.
“He played for Collingwood, he played for Brisbane. He’s been at West Coast, he’s been at half the AFL clubs. This is going to touch so many people.”