Since when does putting your family first warrant abuse?
Tuesday, May 9th. Kieran Foran had to come to the conclusion to move home to Sydney to be closer to his children at the end of the 2017 season.
If we wind the clock back 12 months ago. The Parramatta Eels star had only recently returned to the football field after stints in rehab after a destructive breakdown of his relationship and addiction to gambling.
This then spiralled out of control even more after a shoulder injury suffered against the Newcastle Knights on May 30th which ruled him out from playing for the 2016 season.
We don’t need to touch too much on this, it’s been well publicised. It’s been the hot take on every radio sports talk back show, and every NRL magazine-style television show.
Kieran Foran is putting his family first. He must be commended for this.
I am not a man with children, but as someone whose father was a police officer for 30 years – there has to be a point where your family comes first.
To all the media outlets, the Warriors fans, and league fans in general giving Foran’s decision to link up with his children in Sydney their two cents of bullshit – you need to lay off.
I can only imagine how hard it is to front up each day with such a dark past that Foran has had revealed over the last year.
To own up on everything he has done. Taken it upon himself to get better, to battle some of life toughest demons to come out the other side with a smile on his face: that’s an incredible thing.
He’s a father first, and a league player second. And I imagine he will always think of himself that way.
Good on you, Kieran. You reserve the right to do what’s best for you and your family. Putting them first will always be the right thing to do.
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