The Adelaide Crows don’t know when they’ll play again.
And right now, the day of the killing of their coach Phil Walsh, they don’t really care.
“I can’t speak for tomorrow. We have just got to get through today,” club chairman Rob Chapman told reporters on Friday.
Adelaide’s scheduled match on Sunday against Geelong has been cancelled, with the clubs to split the four premiership points.
Chapman didn’t know if the Crows would take to the field the next week, repeating his goal of “just to get people through today”.
“At some stage we’re going to have to confront the logistics of playing football again,” he said.
” .. You are going to have to have a lens on next week, quickly.
“We’ll have to give that some further thought.”
Chairman Chapman was woken by a phone call from police at 3.30am, some 90 minutes after police believe Walsh was killed. His son has been charged with murder.
“It’s a phone call no-one ever wants to get,” Chapman said.
Soon after, he was at West Lakes headquarters; by 7am players and staff had been told the news: their coach was dead.
The club converged on its headquarters, like they did some 16 months ago when assistant coach Dean Bailey died of lung cancer.
“We do have some history to draw on, with Dean Bailey,” Chapman said.