THE AFL supports the Collingwood Football Club's decision to impose a $25,000 fine (suspended) on Jordan De Goey after social media content of him engaging in disrespectful conduct whilst in Bali last week was posted.
Jordan’s conduct in those social media posts did not meet the standards we want our game to stand for and his behaviour sets a bad example that has the potential to be interpreted by others as something that is okay, when it is absolutely not.
The AFL wishes to reiterate that all AFL players have a responsibility to themselves, their clubs, and their professional careers to make the right choices when it comes to appropriate behaviour particularly in a public environment including on any of their social media platforms, and especially in relation to their behaviour towards women.
"His actions were not acceptable and were not of a standard that the game or the public expect of AFL players," Executive General Manager of Football Andrew Dillon said.
As part of the club-imposed sanction DeGoey will also undertake further behavioural education for his conduct.
The AFL considers the club has handled the matter appropriately and will not take any further action in this instance.