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, and has experience in print, digital, podcasting, TV and video journalism, having spent time working in newsrooms at Nine, Fox Sports and Seven before moving to the capital. Melanie aims to bring Canberrans all the sports news they need to know - have a story worth sharing? Get in touch!

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