Former Wigan star checked into mental health facility

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Former Wigan star checked into mental health facility

Post by josie andrews » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:02 pm

Former Wigan stand-off Brett Finch has been checked in to a mental health facility following an incident on a plane journey, according to the Australian Daily Telegraph.

The 38-year-old was seen looking pale with a bloodied nose while asleep on a flight from Sydney to the Gold Coast last week.

He looked like he couldn’t bring himself to get off the plane. White as a ghost, couldn’t control his runny nose and (appeared) paranoid,” a passenger told the Telegraph.

“He wasn’t abusive. He just didn’t want to get off the plane, like he was scared about something.

“The captain came out, they had to call the fire service and ambulance to get him off.”

Finch has previously spoken of how he “hit rock-bottom” following his retirement from the game in 2013.

He has been admitted into mental health facilities on three occasions in the past to deal with his issues.

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Re: Former Wigan star checked into mental health facility

Post by bertina » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:58 pm

Poor guy. I hope they manage to help him sort his problems out.

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Re: Former Wigan star checked into mental health facility

Post by shaunedwardsfanclub » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:45 am

bertina wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:58 pm
Poor guy. I hope they manage to help him sort his problems out.
I fully agree.
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Re: Former Wigan star checked into mental health facility

Post by josie andrews » Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:08 am

Brett Dallas now Brett Finch! So very sad to see their lives unravelling after retiring from the game 😢
I really do hope they both get the help they deserve & make a full recovery.

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Re: Former Wigan star checked into mental health facility

Post by fozzieskem » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:34 am

josie andrews wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:08 am
Brett Dallas now Brett Finch! So very sad to see their lives unravelling after retiring from the game 😢
I really do hope they both get the help they deserve & make a full recovery.

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One of the things,it seems to me that Wigan in particular do well is prepare these lads for life after the game,ours isn’t a rich sport so a trade of a decent education is vital for them when it’s time to hang up the boots.

You can’t babysit them once it’s all over of course but if they’re at least given the tools to succeed post rugby they have a chance of living a normal life

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Re: Former Wigan star checked into mental health facility

Post by Firestarter » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:40 am

Its unusual in finchets case has he is heavily involved with the commentary side of the game still
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