After the tragic news of Shane Yarran’s death shook the AFL community last week, Xavier Ellis shared his take the online bullying footballers face and mental health issues.
Writing an article this week titled: Why mental health is a serious issue in the AFL, the article soon sparked conversation online and was retweeted almost 600 times!
From his head coach ringing him out of the blue to check in on his happiness to nasty tweets directed to footy players, this morning, Xavier opened up about the issue on air.
Take a listen:
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