RICHMOND boss Brendon Gale says the Tigers are committed to creating an environment for females to "thrive" as an investigation continues into the circulation of a photo of a topless woman.
The photo, featuring a woman wearing a premiership medallion, emerged on social media only hours after Richmond's drought-breaking Grand Final victory over Adelaide a fortnight ago.
A Victoria Police investigation is ongoing and a statement has already confirmed the image was posted without consent. A Tigers premiership player is reportedly part of the investigation.
The person responsible could be charged under the 2014 'sexting' laws, with a maximum penalty of two years in jail.
Gale said he was aware of the "circumstances" of the photo.
"We're committed to assisting police with any enquiries – should they be required – so at this stage it would be inappropriate to comment any further," Gale told reporters.
"What I will say is this club feels very strongly about the positive role women (play) at our club and in sport generally.
"This club feels very strongly about creating an environment where women can thrive, and this club feels very strongly about promoting attitudes and behaviours that are respectful of and supportive of women."
A second photo has emerged online of another naked woman, who is holding a football with her back to the camera, in front of a Tigers-themed wall.
It is not part of the police investigation.
Richmond president Peggy O'Neal was the first to provide a club comment on the ABC on Monday, saying if a player was responsible and had wronged the woman he could be punished.
"If it turns out that it is disrespectful to women, we certainly don't stand for that," O'Neal said.
"That's not what our club's about, and if someone has made a disrespectful and humiliating gesture, then of course it will be taken into account.
"That isn't what we're about, it isn't what the AFL's about. I think that our club has shown it's for equality, it’s for inclusiveness, and it wants to promote women."
The AFL declined to comment on the matter.