Mark Robinson Tweet Uproar

Mark Robinson Tweet
01 Jun, 2017 by Mike Lynch

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:

Mark Robinson Tweet

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’.

Others compared him to Margaret Court for ‘goose of the week’ award. (In slightly different words)

Whilst some Collingwood fans have called for a Herald Sun boycott.

The Apology

Robinson has deleted the tweet and posted an apology of sorts for his “choice of words”.

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

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