In this day when elite sportspeople get themselves in all sorts of trouble, it’s refreshing to hear words like those spoken by Chris Judd in his Brownlow Medal speech on Monday night.
Judd spoke of the fact that football is just a game in the end, and that the real heroes are people like Jim Stynes in his public show of courage in his fight against cancer. Judd also referred to the ordinary strugglers who have to get by in the real world, living lives vastly different to that which he is able to live. It was a mature speech by a deserving winner and a true role model. It’s not often that this Hawthorn supporter can find anything good to say about Carlton, but credit where credit is due!