The AFL condemns in the strongest possible terms the racial vilification of Sydney Swans player Elijah Taylor on social media on Tuesday night.
The comments posted are abhorrent and inexcusable.
The AFL have investigated the source of the comments, with the accounts now been reported to Instagram along with referring the matter to the e-Safety Commissioners office.
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To the powers available to the AFL, if the persons are found to be a club or AFL member, memberships will be revoked immediately.
The AFL has also provided Elijah the full support of AFL welfare providers.
AFL Chief Executive Gillon McLachlan said: "Our message is clear, if you are going post racists comments online at our players, then there is no place in football for you.
"This week’s Sir Doug Nicholls Round is a celebration, of more than the outstanding on-field performances, but of all the contributions by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities in our game, past and present.
"To read the comments that Elijah has been subject to overnight is incredibly disappointing and demonstrates that we need to do so much more as a society to educate and hold racist behaviour into account.
"I want Elijah and all our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander players to know that I stand with you, and our organisation’s obligation is to do whatever we can to put a stop to abuse of our people."