AFL Rd 5 - Brisbane v Port Adelaide
BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 04: A general view is seen before the round 5 AFL match between the Brisbane Lions and the Port Adelaide Power at The Gabba on July 04, 2020 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Albert Perez/Getty Images)

All 10 Victorian clubs made the move interstate this week with no problems. But the same could not be said for a AFL journalist Mark Stevens.

The Channel Seven reporter was flown to Queensland to cover the six games in the Sunshine State this weekend.

However, Stevens was barred from entering the state due to a complication at Brisbane Airport, according to The Herald Sun.

He was reportedly held up after it became apparent that all travellers from Victoria needed to have a mandatory “Essential Services” letter.

It it unclear if Stevens’ forms were not in order or if he was simply denied by an airport official.

Stevens was reportedly not happy with the situation and even made calls to high level government.

Instead of flying home, Stevens instead journeyed to Sydney where the rest of the games are being played this weekend.