Injured NRL star at the centre of a round dedicated to him.
Alex McKinnon could not hold back any longer as he showed how much the NRL community meant to him.
It’s been a full and emotional week for the wheelchair-bound 22-year-old who has become an inspiration for everyone in the NRL as well as the wider community.
And it reached a moving climax on Sunday afternoon as a packed Hunter Stadium gathered to pay tribute to their injured champion as the Knights hosted the Titans.
McKinnon was wheeled out onto the field by Knights captain Kurt Gidley as both sides walked onto the field to soak up the emotionally charged atmosphere created by the crowd.
As the crowd began chanting “Alex, Alex, Alex” it was all too much for McKinnon, who repeatedly wiped tears from his face as the rousing reception rose across the stadium like a tidal wave