AFTER being contacted by the Port Adelaide Football Club this morning, the AFL looked into the vision of four players attending the National Swimming Trials as spectators last night.

Whilst the vision on the broadcast showed the four players without masks on, it was determined, after speaking with the club and players involved, that they had recently finished consuming their food / beverages – however the players acknowledge they still should have returned to wearing their masks more promptly thereafter.

The four Port Adelaide players attended the swimming as members of the public, unlike the recent Adelaide Crows matter where the players and officials were under AFL jurisdiction in travelling home from a game on a flight and in club uniform.

The AFL has asked Port Adelaide to provide further education to all players and officials at the club about following the appropriate guidelines in place for whatever event or establishment they may be visiting in their own time.

The Covid pandemic only respects discipline and we remind everyone in the community to continue to follow the advice of Governments and medical professionals.