Footy journalist Mark Robinson has deleted an insensitive tweet he sent this morning relating to Collingwood star Alex Fasolo.
Mark Robinson Tweet
Only two days ago Fasolo had announced he was battling depression and would be taking a break from the game.
He trained with his teammates this morning which prompted Mark Robinson to tweet the following:
What motivated the veteran Herald Sun writer and Fox Sports presenter to write the tweet is a bit of a mystery.
Social Media Backlash
Robinson was instantly torn apart on social media.
Former Hawks player and coach Peter Schwab described him as the ‘Donald Trump of journalism’.
I’ve just worked out who Mark Robinson is. The Donald trump of journalism.
— Peter Schwab (@czar_peter) May 29, 2017
Others compared him to Margaret Court for ‘goose of the week’ award. (In slightly different words)
margaret court not having it all her own way with mark robinson making a late run for ‘fuckwit of the year’ with stupid tweet about fasolo.
— Ben ‘tiktok’ Radloff (@ben_tiktok) June 1, 2017
Whilst some Collingwood fans have called for a Herald Sun boycott.
— ⚫⚪ David ⚪⚫ (@turtlemagpies) June 1, 2017
Robinson has deleted the tweet and posted an apology of sorts for his “choice of words”.
Insenstive tweet about alex Fasolo. Apologies to Alex and the fans. Wrong choice of words
— Mark Robinson (@Robbo_heraldsun) June 1, 2017
Not Good Enough
We’ve only had to see from the struggles of players such as Lance Franklin and ex-Cat Mitch Clark that depression and mental illness is not to be taken lightly.
The fact that Alex Fasolo is back at training with his mates is a wonderful thing and is not something that should be turned into some sort of joke.
by Michael T. Lynch – contributor