‘I started sobbing’: Hadley shares moving Bozo story and reveals bid for state funeral

Broadcaster Ray Hadley has shared a touching story about the impact the recently-deceased Bob Fulton had on his life while revealing plans are afoot to give ex-Kangaroos coach a state funeral.
Fulton, 73, passed away on Sunday leaving the rugby league world in shock.
The Immortal and long-time Manly patriarch shared the airwaves with Hadley for a number of years on 2GB.
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And speaking on NRL360 on Fox League, Hadley lifted the lid on the pairs friendship.
I was having a rough trot about six years ago and my daughter was in the US, Hadley said.
I made overtures to bring her back, Id had a marriage break-up. She resisted the chance to come back and I didnt know why.
I said to her sisters: youve got to get Emma back for my 60th birthday party. Its a really important thing. She kept making excuses and kept talking about it.
But what Hadley didnt realise is that Fulton had already been plotting a surprise arrival at Hadleys 60th birthday.
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As he got up to give a speech, Hadley got the shock of his life and was moved to tears.
What I didnt know is Bob and Anne spoke to her privately and said: youre coming back for your fathers birthday party but you cant tell him. She kept resisting my overtures, Hadley said.
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So on the night, Im in a room with all the people I love including the Fultons and Im in the middle of thanking everyone for coming.
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Through the door walks my middle daughter, I started sobbing and because I was overwhelmed and I look across the line and here and Bozos going: gotcha.
I said to her, to confirm what happened and she says: Mr and Mrs Fulton brought me out.
I hugged him on the 27th of March when he came to my wedding, I just kept hugging him because I couldnt believe that someone would do that for me. That was a measure of the man.
Ray Hadley hugs Bob FultonSource: News Corp Australia
Hadley also revealed he had been in contact with the relevant authorities about giving Fulton a state funeral in NSW.
Ive had conversations with the premier and deputy premier in the last 12 hours, Hadley revealed. While not giving too much away, PVL gave a request to John Barilaro.
Id be astounded if tomorrow morning we dont get news by about 9.30am-10am.
The family has been offered a state funeral, whether they accept that its entirely up to them. Its purely a matter for the Fulton family.
Does he deserve it? By oath he does. Would he want it? Probably hed be vacillating.