'Skewed her priorities': Tayla Harris in furore over Instagram photo

Sam Goodwin
·Sports Editor
·3-min read
Tayla Harris, pictured here after Carlton's loss to Western Bulldogs.
Tayla Harris looks on after Carlton's loss to Western Bulldogs. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

Tayla Harris has reportedly upset some of her teammates at Carlton after leaving a training session early to post on Instagram.

According to Fox Sports reporter Tom Morris, Harris recently walked off the training paddock prematurely so she could spruik her Amazon Prime documentary.

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Harris reportedly left the session at 7.55pm so she could post on Instagram at 8 o'clock sharp.

The AFLW star is said to have walked off the field unannounced to post a photo to promote upcoming documentary 'Kick Like Tayla'.

Harris' move reportedly "surprised" teammates "who didn’t know why she’d vanished without explanation."

"She may have skewed her priorities marginally too far away from football," Morris reports.

"It is fair to say this act did not endear her to teammates within Ikon Park, who couldn’t understand why an Instagram post would take priority over training."

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AFLW knockout finals locked for Melbourne

The AFLW finals will start with a pair of knockout games in Melbourne on Saturday.

Melbourne's clash with Fremantle at Casey Fields will start at 1.05pm AEDT, while Collingwood's match against North Melbourne will begin at Victoria Park at 3.10pm AEDT.

Minor premiers Adelaide and second-placed Brisbane will host preliminary finals in week two of the post-season action.

The league is yet to reveal details for the preliminary finals as it continues to closely follow developments in Brisbane's COVID-19 outbreak.

Tayla Harris, pictured here before Carlton's clash with Fremantle.
Tayla Harris looks on before Carlton's clash with Fremantle. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

"We remain committed to completing the 2021 ... AFLW season and awarding a premier," AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan said in a statement.

"While the ongoing pandemic continues to impact us all, the health and welfare of our players and the wider community remains the priority.

"We will deliver the finals series in a safe manner anchored in the advice of respective governments, public health officials and medical experts.

"The 2021 AFL women's competition has been the best season yet and this finals series shapes up to be an extremely competitive one, where any of the top six teams can win."

The 2020 AFLW season was halted mid-finals because of the coronavirus pandemic, with no premiership cup awarded.

AFLW FINALS FIXTURES

WEEK ONE, SATURDAY APRIL 3

* Melbourne v Fremantle, Casey Fields at 1.05pm AEDT.

* Collingwood v North Melbourne, Victoria Park at 3.10pm AEDT.

WEEK TWO

* Adelaide v Melbourne/Fremantle.

* Brisbane v Collingwood/North Melbourne

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