Watching the footy last night and their was about 8 mins to go, so the game was all over by then and i got a text message from my mate who is i'm sad to say a Sharks supporter and all it read was: "All i can say is it's been a pleasure BK. Played the game the way it was supposed to be played" Then just as i finished reading it i got another text message from the same bloke saying "and i say that with a little tear in the eye" SO goes to show it's not only the people who have had a chance to barrack for ben Kennedy whether he be playing for Canberra, Newcastle or Manly.. but majority of footy fans as a whole can appreciate the bloke for everything he has done. I doubt he'd read this but just in case i'd like to say to BK. Mate, thank you for being a true champion in every sense of the word. You are an inspiration and a motivation and the Rugby League World has lost a great man. Manly and their fans cannot thank you enough. Good luck in future endeavours.