St. Kilda Football Club's former player Nicky Winmar has suffered a heart attack. The legend, who retired in 1999, is admitted in Royal Perth Hospital and is said to be in a stable condition.
Winmar, 46, has a special place in the club and has won best and fairest award twice, which were being organized by the club. Michael Nettlefold, the Chief Executive Officer at the St. Kilda FC, said that Winmar was the first person from Aboriginal community, who has played as many as 200 games in the AFL.
Nettlefold said, "Nicky Winmar has a special place in the history of the St Kilda Football Club. From everyone associated with the club, we wish him a very speedy recovery". There was some sort of charisma in Winmar's personality and this personality made him to be termed as the one of the most significant images in the history of Australian football.
It could not be said that his career growth has been quite smooth, as he has been named in many incidents which centered on racial vilification.
Moreover, he also received criticism in a match being played against Carlton in 1993. It was said that he spent majority of the time in the game while having a fight with his opponent team.
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