Dane Beams paid tribute to Collingwood for his support when he dealt with “complex issues” and his “respectable and honest” manner while the outgoing AFL midfielder finalized his exit from the game. .
This is when Beams reminds foot fans to “think before you lie” and says he will read the latest false rumors about him that were sad.
Magpies on Wednesday formalized Beams’ retirement, leaving him with two years left on his Collingwood contract.
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The club also announced that on-baler Rupert Willis and backman Flynn Applebee had been listed.
The Beams’ departure comes two years after the Magpies and Lions hit a blockbuster trade that allowed the midfielder to return to Collingwood and sent two first-round photos to the Lions.
But the Beams have played only nine games in two seasons due to a combination of injuries and mental health issues.
Both Beams and Maggie were able to formally understand the 30-year-old’s retirement, following a two-year deal with Collingwood.
In a lengthy Instagram post, Beams said he was “very grateful” to both Magpies and Lion for “giving me the opportunity to live my childhood dream,” but added that it was the right call.
Beams said she had seen a series of rumors about him in recent months – “what I didn’t hear didn’t come true” – and some had a “bad effect” on me.
Beams wrote on his Instagram page, “It became clear to me a while ago that football is not helping my mental health.
“Over the years, I’ve pushed my body beyond its limits and done what I can to perform at the highest level.
“Some people may have been frustrated and tried to blame someone, especially in the last few weeks but I can assure you that all this has been done with great respect and sincerity and unfortunately these things can take time. . ”
Beam retires with 177 games, 172 goals and a fantastic foot CV to his name, including the premiership, an all-Australian jacket and the best and brightest in both Peace and Lions.
“I see myself as a Collingwood and Brisbane person and I have many great memories,” he wrote.
“Unfortunately some things in life just don’t plan and in the end I have to do what was best for my 2 beautiful children and my faithful loving wife and that means I am terminating my contract with the club. .
“I have had to deal with some of the most complex issues in the last two years with the help of many, including the club.
“My life at the moment is full of love and admiration for Kelly and the children and I can’t tell you how good it makes me feel.
“I hope you can see that it was a wonderful time in my life that I will always regret but I have learned a lot from it.
“I have heard rumors about me during this time and what I can tell them is not what I have heard. I would lie to say that these tragic things have not had any negative effect on me so it is a reminder that athletes see these things so think before you spread a lie.
“I believe that some of my behavior may have led to these speculations, although I have to take some responsibility for it.
“Thanks to my supporters for another positive note that has always been on my back that you know who you are and I can never thank you for giving me the comfort of knowing you there.
“Wow my family I love you so much and thank you for all your support in my 12 year journey. Kelly and my beautiful children Ruby and Carter, you are everything to me that is the reason for my existence and I will always love and protect you, I can’t wait for the next stage of our lives as a family. “
Collingwood football boss Geoff Walsh said the Beams should be “proud” of his AFL career and “highly regarded who left the game”.
“With the support of a lot of people, at least his wife Kelly, Dane has been able to face many challenges, which he has been very public about and as a result, he has cut short his career.”
“His days of playing for Collingwood are over but he has lost contact with the club. He is listed in the pages of club history as a Premiership player and a Copeland Trophy winner.
“We wish him and his family all the best for the next healthy and prosperous life.”
Wills has played 23 games in five seasons since the draft was drafted in 2015, while Applebee has managed 11 games in three seasons.
Collingwood thanks Rupert and Flynn for their dedication, determination and great character. They both deal with their confidence as they choose to embark on their play activities, but they have struggled to make ends meet, “said Walsh.
“It was a credit to them and we wish them well. They are made of good things. ”