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Tigers duo investigated for COVID breach

Richmond players Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones are being investigated for an alleged breach of AFL COVID-19 protocols in the early hours of Friday morning.

The club confirmed Stack, 20 and Coleman-Jones, 21 were arrested over an alleged altercation on the Gold Coast, on Orchid Avenue in Surfers Paradise.

Both players suffered facial injuries and were issued with penalty infringement notices for violent behaviour.

In a statement Richmond said it "immediately reported the breach of protocols to the AFL", and is investigating the incident.

It said both players had been based in the Gold Coast since July but were not currently part of the quarantine hub — for players recently travelling from outside the bio-secure bubble.

The club faces a fine of up to $100,000 for what will be the club’s second COVID breach, after captain Trent Cotchin’s wife Brooke attended a day spa outside of the Richmond bubble in July.

The money will come out of the Tigers soft cap for 2021, meaning staff could lose their jobs as a result of the hefty financial sanction should the players be found guilty.

Investigations are continuing in to the matter, which occurred in the early hours of Friday morning.

Richmond have the bye in round 16, returning to action on Friday September 11th against Geelong.

IMAGE: Fox Sports.


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