According to Fox Sports’ Tom Morris, the Lions were on a bus to the airport when they were told to return to their hotel.
Exclusive: Brisbane’s staff and players won’t fly out today. They were on the bus to the airport before being told the news. @tommorris32 has the story. 👀👇https://t.co/dxGECGB04q pic.twitter.com/s1NXPNiVk2
— Fox Footy (@FOXFOOTY) March 27, 2021
There are now fears the Lions may remain in Melbourne until their Thursday night clash against Collingwood.
The game is scheduled to be held at the Gabba, but the Magpies are lobbying for the game to be moved to Marvel Stadium.
With the current COVID-19 outbreak in Brisbane, the game may also be moved to Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast.
Brisbane was given an exemption to play against Geelong on Friday night, despite spectators and commentators told to evacuate the ground if they were in Brisbane before March 12.
However, all post-game interaction with the Lions was held over Zoom to separate the club from reporters.