ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 20: Eddie Betts of the Crows celebrates with teammates after he kicked a goal during the round 22 AFL match between the Port Adelaide Power and the Adelaide Crows at Adelaide Oval on August 20, 2016 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Morne de Klerk/Getty Images)

Port fan releases statement

The Port Adelaide fan who threw a banana at Eddie Betts during the match on Saturday night has issued the following statement apologising for her actions.

I would like to sincerely apologise for my behaviour on Saturday night at the Showdown.

To the entire Port Adelaide Football Club community, I deeply regret any embarrassment I have caused as a result of my actions.

I apologise to Eddie Betts and the Adelaide Football Club as it was never my intention to cause harm or distress to your players or supporters.

Going to a game of football is meant to be a fun and enjoyable event for all and I apologise for ruining it for so many.

I regret my momentary lapse of judgement and I did not attend the game with the predetermined attitude of bringing the game into disrepute or to offend anyone.

Unfortunately, the emotions of the game got the better of me and I hope you all accept my apology.

I will accept the sanctions given to me as a result of this incident, with the strongest understanding that there is no place for this kind of behaviour.