An AFL spokesperson has confirmed the league has asked the Carlton cheersquad for a please explain for a chant directed at an umpire during their round eight loss to Collingwood.
The Blues’ cheersquad was heard chanting “you are a wanker” towards the official, with SEN’s Sam McClure breaking the news on Tuesday night.
“The Carlton Football Club has been issued with a please explain over the cheer squad last week in the game against Collingwood chanting you are a wanker to an umpire,” he told SEN’s Time On.
“They’ve been issued a please explain for the cheer squad chanting abuse towards an umpire.”
“Carlton officials are scratching their head.”
The AFL has confirmed the please explain has been sent to the Blues, although a spokesperson for the league has broken down exactly why it has been handed out.
“What happened is, they were using an instrument during the match, and they know they are not allowed to, because when they got approval at the start of the season, it was to be used after goals and not during play,’’ an AFL spokesman confirmed to the Herald Sun.
“They were asked to stop by a match-day official and they didn’t.
“They used in their chant, umpire you’re a wanker.
“They are getting a please explain to why they are doing that.’’