Nick Vlaustin and Jayden Short, both premiership players for Richmond Tigers, have apologised for their transgressions towards Mabior Chol during the team song earlier in the week.
On seperate occasions, both players inappropriately touched Chol. These acts were broadcast on live TV after the teams wins.
Footage has emerged of two Richmond players appearing to repeatedly grab the genitals of a teammate in a locker room. A senior lawyer has condemned the behaviour. | @hughriminton #AFL pic.twitter.com/XhqZBQ6uJQ
— 10 News First (@10NewsFirst) August 7, 2020
At a press conference today, Damien Hardwick was grilled about the issue. He denied any knowledge of the issue, even after continual questioning from the journalist.
Tonight, Richmond FC have released a statement addressing the issue.
It has divided opinions online, with some taking to social media to express their views.
The justification of this is extraordinary, the comments are unbelievable. These men are role models, kids playing junior footy see this on teli and think it’s okay. IT IS NOT OKAY. I don’t care about the ‘boys club’ BS, this is severely in appropriate, grow up 🤦🏼♀️ https://t.co/O0SvskwpWP
— Tayla Harris (@tayla_harris7) August 7, 2020
What are your thoughts? Is it outdated? Is it an overreaction? Let us know in the comments.