Taylor Walker Speaks On Crows' Mask Breach And Fine

Crows remorseful over incident

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Adelaide Crows forward Taylor Walker joined Roo and Ditts for Breakfast on Tuesday morning, speaking on the club's breach of mask protocols from an interstate flight. 

A caller who was on the same flight had dialled in to notify the breakfast hosts about the irresponsible wearing of masks during a trip from Sydney-Adelaide, ultimately leading to the AFL fining the club $50,000 for the players' actions.

"We do put our hand up and say, 'we were in the wrong', obviously." Walker said.


"We need to continue to help each other out." 

Walker acknowledges the mistake made by players and staff, saying there's an opportunity to learn from the incident and do better.

"Yes we were wrong, it's not a habit for us, we need to make it a habit." Walker said.

"Let's help each other."

Crows coach Matthew Nicks spoke AFL media prior to the game against Collingwood about the findings.

"It doesn't come back to people having poor character or our culture being poor," Nicks told reporters.

"It's an error that we have made and we have to be better than that."

The AFL says there is no excuse for not complying with the mandatory wearing, during a time where footballers are able to travel interstate to help support the industry's financial revenue. 

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8 June 2021

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