Sam Kerr interview: Matildas, W-League, Socceroos

Sam Kerr interview: Matildas, W-League, Socceroos SAM Kerr sent social media into overdrive when she gave her jersey to a fan who had to turn an old Socceroos strip into a Matildas one at the recent Brazil games.

For her, it wasn’t even a question, or a hassle.

It says much about her, and is a snapshot of why the Matildas have endeared themselves to the Australian public recently – without losing that humility that made them so likeable in the first place.

But, amidst the joy, Kerr makes a wider point as well, as she does in all her answers reflecting on the current positive position the Matildas find themselves in.

“Someone tweeted me the photo after the game and I never thought anything of it, I just thought ‘I have to get this guy my jersey’,” she said.

“Lucas Neill is a legend of the Socceroos … but (this fan replaced his name with mine), because there was no merchandise for the Matildas there.

“That’s kind of funny, but then also a wake-up call for the FFA that people do want to wear our jerseys and if it’s there, people will want to buy it.”

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