'Show some respect': Fans slam AFL over unfortunate Danny Frawley gaffe

The AFL haw come under fire in the wake of the Danny Frawley tragedy after a poorly-worded app notification sparked fan uproar.

Fans were left baffled on Saturday night when the official AFL Live app sent out a push notification for journalist Damian Barrett’s new column.

Barrett’s column addressed the life and tragic death of Frawley in a heartfelt tribute to his former colleague.

Danny Frawley during a St Kilda training session in 2018. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

However in alerting users that the weekly ‘Sliding Doors’ column was live, the app appeared to get the wording of its notification very wrong.

The notification that popped up on users’ phones read: “DING DONG: If Spud is gone... THEN. Sliding Doors is LIVE”.

The AFL app's unfortunate notification. Image: Supplied

The actual column from Barrett read: “If Spud is gone ... then his laugh, the laughter he created, his warmth, his childish ways, his obsession with bringing people together, his complexity, his pure love of family and friends is eternal.”

AFL fans flocked to social media to hit out at the poorly-worded notification.

St Kilda to host Danny Frawley funeral

The scene of many of Frawley's greatest AFL moments will be the setting for his farewell.

St Kilda's Moorabbin headquarters will host Frawley's memorial service this Wednesday.

The ex-Saints captain, Richmond coach and prominent AFL commentator died last Monday in a car crash near Ballarat, the day after his 56th birthday.

The service will start at 3pm and the public will be able to watch a live stream of the private funeral at Moorabbin.

There will be a lap of honour at 5pm.

Instead of flowers, Frawley's family has requested donations to Beyond Blue.

with AAP

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