AFL mourns the passing of the legendary Ron Barassi

By Mike Hedge
Updated September 16 2023 - 7:00pm, first published 6:54pm
Australian Rules icon Ron Barassi, seen here receiving his bravery award in 2013, has died aged 87. (David Crosling/AAP PHOTOS)
Australian Rules icon Ron Barassi, seen here receiving his bravery award in 2013, has died aged 87. (David Crosling/AAP PHOTOS)

In the 1940s he was a fatherless Australian Rules prodigy; in the '50s he was one of the best players of the era; in the '60s and '70s he'd become a coach renowned for the colourful berating of his players, and for winning premierships.

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