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Moment’s silence for Danny Frawley at AFL semi-finals

A moment’s silence will be held and black armbands worn at each of the finals this weekend as a mark of respect for the passing of loved football identity Danny Frawley.

The pay-TV show, The Bounce, which Frawley co-hosted with Jason Dunstall on Sunday nights will be rested this week as a mark of respect. A special honouring Danny 'Spud' Frawley is being considered possibly for next week's preliminary final round.

Channel Seven's programs from The Front Bar to the Friday night coverage will broadcast tribute specials to the popular St Kilda player and popular, bright media personality.

All umpires and AFL officials will also wear black armbands in the two semi-finals this Friday and Saturday night to acknowledge the former AFL player, coach, administrator and media personality.

Before the national anthem is played prior to the game, the crowd will be asked to stand, pause and reflect in brief silence to pay tribute to Frawley who died Monday in a car crash.

“Danny was a friend to everyone in footy and his passion for the game, from the elite to the grassroots was unmatched,” AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan said.

“Whether you knew him as the St Kilda Captain, the Richmond Coach, or the loveable guy on the TV or radio who always made you smile, the acknowledgement this weekend is a way for everyone to pay tribute to the man we all knew and loved.”

The AFL was still in discussions with the Frawley family over their wishes and plans for Danny’s funeral which is likely to attract a very large crowd of mourners.

Details of the funeral or a memorial service were still being established with discussion of a possible service at Moorabbin.

The radio station SEN where Frawley worked this season issued a tribute to the popular special comments caller on Tuesday. The station is also likely to further honour him with special comments in the pre-match coverage this weekend.

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