Written by AFL Online on 24th Jun 2011
If Zac Dawson were to retire today and in 10 years from now I was asked about my memories of Dawson as a footballer I would guess that I would remember him as the guy that Anthony Rocca kicked 8 goals on back in 2006.
You may or may not have heard that Channel 10 have thrown in the towel and will not be looking to purchase any games off Channel 7 for next years TV rights deal.
Not long after the news was made public Dawson took to Twitter and blasted Robert Walls, who just found out he may not have a job next season.
“Channel ten not showing the footy next year!..Finally robert “sourpuss” walls is out of a job.Thank God!..karma is a b*tch buddy” Dawson tweeted.
Now to be fair Walls isn’t the most popular football commentator going around and can be very critical of certain players and teams. But that’s what he’s paid to do.
Robert Walls played in the 1968, 1970 & 1972 Premiership sides and was judges beat afield in the 1972 Premiership. He then went on to coach Carlton to a Premiership in 1987. This is how Walls will always be remembered.
Walls was inducted into the Australian Football League Hall of Fame in 2006, named on the interchange in Carlton’s ‘Team of the Century’ and more recently elevated to Legend status in the Carlton Hall of Fame.
Dawson will be lucky if he’s remembered as ‘the guy’ holding a condom in the nude photo of Nick Riewoldt. He has never been anything more than a battler on the field and with his current attitude he will never become anything more.
Zac Dawson has been in the media for all the wrong reasons during his AFL career and it’s quite clear that the 25-year-old still hasn’t learnt from his mistakes.
Dawson’s lack of maturity has angered his club in the past and will leave the Saints disappointed once again. Not a smart move by someone who’s out of contract at the end of the season.
I think the reply from the ONE HD official twitter account summed it up best in reply to Dawson’s original tweet.
“How about you just worry about getting a kick mate…looks like we’ll both be out of the AFL next year.”
Written by: Matt Edwards