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and sincerity, given their regard and friendships with Axel. We had tuned in to watch and listen to a rugby match, we were brought thumpingly to earth with a sombre reality check, a reminder of how fragile life is, how it must be cherished and prioritised. “Our broadcasters, and subsequently our fine print journalists, demonstrated that they are no one- dimensional interlocutors, that they are essentially ordinary people with the extraordinary capacity and range to bring us our entertainment through sport and to acknowledge instantly, and with humanity, the really important things and values in our lives. “In Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley’s untimely, incomprehensible passing, our media did him proud, and in the process unconsciously demonstrated that it recognises that sport – and in this case a rugby game – is an often rewarding indulgence which knows its place in the order of things.” RIP Axel Rod Nawn Sports Journalist, broadcaster & rugby fan Ulster Rugby Chief Executive Shane Logan released the following statement upon learning of the sad passing of Anthony Foley... “I, like many others, was deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the news of the tragic passing of Anthony Foley. “The thoughts and prayers of everyone at Ulster Rugby are with Anthony's family and friends at this very sad time. “He was a legendary figure of the game of rugby union and represented everything that is great about our sport. His exploits on the pitch were well-documented but he was equally impressive off the pitch and was hugely popular in rugby circles. “He will be missed dearly by his family, friends, and the wider rugby community.” Shane Logan Ulster Rugby Chief Executive



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