Geelong vice-captain Mark Blicavs has come under the pump for breaking social distancing rules by hosting a house party on Saturday night.
Blicavs set up a party in the wake of this news which has been heavily scrutinised by the club and government officials alike due to the coronavirus pandemic.
State premier Daniel Andrews recently put in place new social distancing rules limiting any form of mass gathering and urging people to stay at home any chance they get.
Blicavs apologised for his actions on Twitter.
“I want to apologise for my actions on Sunday night,” Blicavs said on Twitter. “This is a huge issue confronting all of us at the moment and one I did not take as serious as I should be taking.
“I made a mistake and the best thing I can do is learn from it. The worst thing I can do is make the same mistake.
“I plan to learn from this. Stay safe and love to everyone doing it far tougher than I am.”
1/2 I want to apologise for my actions on Sunday night. This is a huge issue confronting all of us at the moment and one I did not take as serious as I should be taking.
— Mark Blicavs (@MarkBlicavs) March 26, 2020
Geelong coach Chris Scott hasn’t ruled out the possibility of giving Blicavs a club imposed sanction, but also said that given the circumstances and timing of the situation that there are much bigger things at hand.
“I think it is right to be hard on those who make mistakes, but they shouldn’t be completely vilified in this situation because it’s an incredibly difficult time,” Scott told SEN’s Whateley on Thursday.
“I understand the emotion and I understand the temptation to get angry at people and see them punished for it, and maybe there will be a time for that.”