AFL Players' Association Release Statement Regarding Sledging


AFL Players' Association Release Statement Regarding Sledging

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The AFLPA has released a statement following the weekend's incident between Carlton and St Kilda.

It has been well-reported that the on-field sledging - particularly between Marc Murphy and Jake Carlisle - potentially 'crossed the line'.

Here is what they had to say:

Statement to be attributed to AFL Players’ Association CEO Paul Marsh in response to an alleged incident that occurred during the St Kilda vs. Carlton match on the weekend and follow up media suggesting the AFLPA should lead the players to introduce a players’ code for on-field incidents.

“It is important to note that there have been no complaints laid and we have spoken to players at both clubs who don’t wish for any action to be taken.

“It’s our view that on-field incidents are isolated and generally, players show great respect for each other.

“With respect to a potential players’ code, we can see both the opportunity and challenges in how it might work and we will discuss its merits with our board and players during mid-season club visits before finalising any position.”