Adelaide Crows captain Rory Sloane says he’d love to have Taylor “Tex” Walker at the club in 2022 but acknowledges there is “a lot still to play out” before he can be welcomed back to West Lakes.
Sloane fronted the media on Thursday for his first press conference since news broke that Walker had made a racist comment at a SANFL game in July.
Walker, who has been fined $20,000 and banned for six games over the incident, released an apology video on Monday featuring the target of his comment, Indigenous North Adelaide player Robbie Young.
While Sloane said he had not spoken to the Crows’ Indigenous players nor the playing group as whole about whether they would feel comfortable having Walker at the club next season, he said he personally hoped the key forward could be a part of Adelaide’s 2022 campaign.
“If you’re asking me personally, in an ideal situation of course…