MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Mark Baguley of the Bombers and Ed Curnow of the Blues compete for a mark during the round eight AFL match between the Carlton Blues and the Essendon Bombers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on May 12, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Essendon's Mark Baguley has released the following statement in regards to a news article on Tuesday.

I would like to be extremely clear I was unaware Jed’s father had passed away, nor was it the subject of my comment directed towards Jed.

I was responding to Jed who had made an offensive remark about my physical appearance, something he has done in previous games.

Jed and I resolved the matter after the match and we shook hands. 

I’m extremely disappointed with the reporting of this story as it is not a true reflection of the events that took place on the field.