The AFL is investigating two Port Adelaide players after the pair reportedly breached coronavirus restrictions by hosting guests at their home last weekend.
According to AFL.com.au, Peter Ladhams and Dan Houston are likely to face sanction after hosting a gathering at Ladhams’ home on August 3, after the Power’s round 10 win over the Western Bulldogs.
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The pair wouldn’t be the first from Port Adelaide to fall foul of the rules, after star midfielder Ollie Wines copped a one-week ban back in June for hosting a TV interview at home.
Under the AFL’s rules, players are not permitted to have guests at home in a bid to limit any outside contact, thereby reducing the chances of a player contracting the coronavirus.
Both Ladhams and Houston are believed to have been absent from Port Adelaide training on Wednesday.
The latest breach of the league’s rules comes hot on the heels of Sydney Swans rookie Elijah Taylor being suspended for the rest of the season after attempting to sneak his girlfriend into the team’s hotel in WA.
AFL dealing with latest virus breach
The investigation into the Port Adelaide pair comes a day after Sydney and the AFL condemned vile racist abuse on social media directed at young Swans player Elijah Taylor.
The 19-year-old was last week banned for the rest of the season after his partner entered the Swans' COVID-19 hub accommodation in Perth when she was not authorised to do so.
The club was also fined over the breach.
Days out from the beginning of the AFL's Indigenous Round - the Sir Doug Nicholls Round - Taylor became the latest Aboriginal player, after the likes of Eddie Betts, Harley Bennell and Liam Ryan, to be targeted online with racist abuse this year.
Taylor had posted an Instagram screenshot of a racist message he received on the social media platform, where he was called a "monkey" among other derogatory terms.
"There is no place for racism in sport or in society - anywhere, anytime, period," the Swans said in a statement.
"This was an ugly comment and it's important that we call it out, as the individual responsible must be held to account and understand the impact of their actions.
"Elijah made a poor decision last week and is dealing with the consequences - he does not deserve to be racially abused.
"This week is about celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and the tremendous contribution Indigenous players have made to our great game.
"It is beyond disappointing to see messages like this.
"As a club, we will continue to celebrate and educate. Racism will simply not be tolerated."