Football codes are walking a fine line with Anzac Day. More than ever, they must be careful about hijacking an occasion when the game should come second, our war veterans always should come first. Kevin Sheedy understands this better than anyone.
"Our veterans and the work of our defence forces must never fall back into the shadows on Anzac Day," insists Sheedy, who did two years of national service in the late 1960s and conceived the first Anzac Day game in 1995 involving his club, Essendon, and Collingwood.
Sport has - and hasn't - been played on our truly national day during the past hundred years.
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