The AFL has today concluded an internal matter regarding a member of the AFL Media team, Mitch Cleary. 

Last week, AFL Media ( made an editorial decision to not name any family members relating to the recent club breaches of the Return to Play protocols.

The reasoning behind this decision was to protect the wellbeing of all individuals involved, a message that was reiterated in the official AFL Media Statement on Friday afternoon (31 July).

Mitch mistakenly did not follow his department’s editorial decision and named a family member on his own personal twitter channel on Friday evening.

Upon speaking to his Editor and then realising his tweet was at odds with AFL Media's editorial decision, Mitch immediately removed his tweet and has acknowledged it was a mistake on his behalf.

The matter has now been resolved internally with Mitch today co-hosting the weekly show AFL Exchange on