MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 27: Tom Lynch of the Crows looks dejected after a loss during the 2019 AFL round 19 match between the Carlton Blues and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

While the AFL continues during Melbourne's newest lockdown, the Adelaide Crows have asked the AFL to investigate a potential COVID breach.

Following their 28-point loss to Richmond last Sunday at GIANTS Stadium in Sydney, the Crows flew back to Adelaide.

In a statement by the club, they have asked the AFL to investigate "claims that several players and staff were not appropriately wearing masks on a return flight from Sydney last Sunday".

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 08: Shane McAdam of the Crows kicks the ball during the round 16 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Greater Western Sydney Giants at Adelaide Oval on September 08, 2020 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

"The Club also acknowledges the government requirement for people to wear masks in airports and on all domestic commercial flights to minimise the risk of transmission of COVID-19," the statement reads.

"Our coaches, players and staff understand it is a privilege to be playing football during these times, as well as the need to adhere to protocols and guidance from health authorities."

"The Club is fully cooperating with the League and awaits the findings of the investigation."

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GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 21: Crows players leave after the loss during the round 3 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on June 21, 2020 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Jono Searle/AFL Photos/via Getty Images )

It is required by law that anyone flying in Australia, must wear a mask.

This comes as the South Australian government introduced strict guidelines for the Crows' next game.

The Crows host Collingwood at Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.