"But I need you all to know that I’m ok with what’s happened."
Last Wednesday, the North Melbourne Football Club delivered the one of the genuine shock moves of the AFL season — announcing that four of its most decorated players would not be re-contracted for 2017.
Just weeks after celebrating Brent Harvey's AFL games record and Drew Petrie's 300th game (just the fifth Kangaroo to reach the milestone); it was announced the pair would join veterans Michael Firrito and Nick Dal Santo in having time called on their days at Arden street.
Fans and media were shocked by the club's timing, and that the announcement could be made via twitter so innocuously.
In the wake of the Kangaroos' decision, lifelong members and fans went in on social media. Here are 10 of the best responses:
With fans starting to revolt and finals on the horizon, 'Boomer' moved to quell the outpouring of emotion — writing a heartfelt open letter to his fans and supporters, saying that he was “Ok with what's happened.”
Best of luck wherever 2017 takes you, Roo boys.