AFL players kicked out of the MCG during the Boxing Day Test

By AAP, Yahoo!7 Updated December 27, 2012, 2:56 pm

Melbourne trio Jeremy Howe, James Frawley and Lynden Dunn will reportedly have to explain themselves to their AFL club in the new year after a boozy Boxing Day at the MCG.

Howe was asked to leave by the ground's security staff on Wednesday after a confrontation with fans during the opening day of the second Test between Australia and Sri Lanka.

It is believed the trio had joined former Demons players Jared Rivers and Ricky Petterd - who have moved on to rival clubs Geelong and Richmond respectively - and a group of other friends as spectators.

Melbourne players are on leave but a Demons spokesman on Thursday confirmed Howe, Frawley and Dunn would be asked to explain themselves to the leadership group or management.

"The matter will be dealt with ... when they all get back to training," the AFL club's spokesman was quoted by Fairfax Media.

An AFL spokesman said the league would not take any action against the players.

Melbourne finished the season in 16th place and are due to respond to the AFL over evidence the club tanked games for draft picks in 2009.

All Demons players will return to training by January 7.

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  1. A01:22am Friday 04th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    they are melbourne players, surely they would be used to being abused and told they are #$%$

  2. Tony the One and Only07:27pm Monday 31st December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Thing that I dont get....these blokes act like nobody will notice, like they just fly under the idiots!!...dont you know that this is what Australia's media lives on??..They cant wait for you'se to #$%$ up!

  3. Allison06:08pm Monday 31st December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Cretins. All of them.

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  4. Glib01:48pm Sunday 30th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    AFL & NRL payers just a bunch of insecure tattooed morons. The fans are no better.

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  5. underarm_bowler07:38pm Friday 28th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    They did nothing wrong or nothing more than any other person does in bay 13. Plenty of other places to sit. They only got picked on because they are someone's as opposed to no ones looking for some fame

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  6. allen07:04pm Friday 28th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    All alcohol related and yet the AFL allow them to sponsor clubs and games

  7. PORKY PIG03:02pm Friday 28th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The AFL idea of a brawl is throwing cream puffs at each other...C'mon kiddies it's time to start acting like grown ups! Just let the real people watch the cricket.

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  8. Odin06:26pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Typical . . .

  9. Darryl06:19pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    The only time the AFL do anything about bad behaviour is when it concerns clubs from out of Victoria ie Ben Cousins. What other Player has been given the same penalty as Ben and there are plenty of them behaving worse??

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  10. Anthony05:46pm Thursday 27th December 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    at first it looks like a normal playing up thing - a bit like schoolies week - nothing untoward - no harm done - unfortunately - too many times and too many people are putting light to these "'happenings'' - the AFL have the "bringing the game into disrepute'' rule..... I am sick of these things happening day in day out - the same old bla bla bla about the club dealing with them...... they are all told not to drink - not to muck around - not to tweet - and not to fight - many many players toe the line - so its not impossible...... My conclusion is that the penalty is not harsh enough - as it continues to happen..... One day someone is going to say enough is enough' I await that day...... end of comment.....

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