ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 28: Taylor Walker of the Crows looks on during the round 19 AFL match between the Adelaide Crows and the Melbourne Demons at Adelaide Oval on July 28, 2018 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

The AFL Players' Association has spoken out on the recent comments made by former Adelaide captain Taylor Walker during a SANFL match.

Walker is understood to have made a racial slur in regard to North Adelaide player Robbie Young during a match between the Crows and Roosters last month.

Following an AFL investigation into the matter, Walker has been banned for six matches, will donate $20,000 to charity and will undertake an educational program accepted by the AFL.

GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JULY 13: Taylor Walker of the Crows runs out for the round 17 AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Adelaide Crows at Metricon Stadium on July 13, 2019 in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

In a statement on behalf of the league's playing body, AFLPA boss Paul Marsh stated his disappointment in Walker, strongly condemning his actions.

“We are extremely disappointed at the language used by Adelaide Crows player Taylor Walker regarding current North Adelaide player and former St Kilda player, Robbie Young, at a SANFL match," the statement reads.

"Tex’s language was damaging and divisive, and there is no excuse for it. We are very clear on this - racism is abhorrent and there is no room for it in our game.

"In my conversations with Tex, he has expressed his sincere and genuine remorse and has owned and apologised for his actions.

"Tex is committed to not only learning from this, but to also make a positive difference moving forward.

"We would like to acknowledge Robbie Young, and we have reached out to him to offer our support. We would also like to commend the Adelaide Crows official for his courage in tackling this issue.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Taylor Walker of the Crows looks dejected after losing the round 16 AFL match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 6, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

"We hope that an outcome of this situation is that we take another step forward towards stamping out racism, both in our game and in society.”

Walker will now miss the remaining three matches of the 2021 season, as well as the opening three rounds of next year's campaign.

The Adelaide veteran has issued an apology to Young, as well as a Crows official, who have both accepted Walker's apology.