AFL's heartbreaking reaction to police update on 'popular and respected' umpire

Melanie Dinjaski
Updated February 28 2024 - 6:49pm, first published February 27 2024 - 8:51pm

The AFL have shared a touching tribute to "popular and respected" umpire Jesse Baird, who was allegedly murdered last week.

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Melanie Dinjaski

Melanie Dinjaski

Sports Reporter

Melanie Dinjaski is an experienced sports journalist at the Canberra Times with a genuine love of all sports. She's covered every code from NRL to NFL. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know. If you have a story worth sharing, get in touch!