PERTH, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 19: Jonathon Ceglar of the Hawks is attended to by the team doctors during the 2016 AFL Round 22 match between the West Coast Eagles and the Hawthorn Hawks at Domain Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Carson/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Hawthorn fined $10,000 by AFL

Hawthorn has received a $10,000 suspended fine after covering a broadcast camera in the change rooms during their clash with West Coast on Friday night.

Ceglar went down with what has since been confirmed as a season ending knee injury during the third quarter.

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When he was receiving treatment in the rooms at three quarter time, a Hawthorn staff member was captured by Channel Seven covering a broadcast camera with a towel to obscure vision of the 25-year-old.

AFL general manager of football Mark Evans said it is prohibited for clubs to interfere with a network’s ability to cover a match and all clubs in the league are required to assist broadcasters.

In giving the Hawks a suspended fine, Evans also said that the league took into consideration that Ceglar was emotional following his injury, however, he could have been taken elsewhere where cameras were not present.


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  1. Oh hang on take him somewhere else !!!.. Have they ever been in a changeroom with a guy with serious leg injuries and seen the pain they are in…. Both my sons I did …. These mob say should have moved him.. “Oh hang on we have to move you because of the cameras” .. YOU HAVE NO IDEA Mark Evans.. 👎👎👎

    • When you pay 2 billion for the tv rights then you are entitled to a big say in what you can show…..plenty more rooms they could have taken him to if they wanted privacy.

    • The players and clubs are aware of said cameras. They all agree to and sign of onto having them. By having these cameras means more people are interested as it shows just how clubs warm up.
      The cameras are also in the warm up rooms, NOT in the showers or rooms where players get naked. The general community is also allowed in the rooms where these said cameras are.
      Professional AFL players are different to the general workplace, so comparing the two is like comparing apples and oranges, irrelevant!

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