By Jon Talbot For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 15:08 GMT, 1 March 2019 | Updated: 15:08 GMT, 1 March 2019
Former Socceroos captain Craig Foster has revealed the emotional toll of his campaign to free refugee footballer Hakeem al-Araibi.
'I can't recall ever being this tired,' Foster told The Sydney Morning Herald.
'Right at this point in time, as we sit here, I'm absolutely no use to anyone. When you say 'I'm dead', which is a very Australian saying, I know what it means now.'
Foster spent two-and-a-half months campaigning to free al-Araibi, who had been behind bars in a Bangkok prison for 76 days.
Craig Foster (pictured) has spoken about his exhaustion following the campaign to free Hakeem al-Araibi
Craig Foster became involved in the #SaveHakeem movement after he attended a meeting held by organisations working to free Hakeem al-Araibi (pictured with Foster left, right)
'I was just up all hours of the night and day just continually trying to keep