The AFL has decided that the Brownlow votes from round 14 will stand, despite the cancellation of the Adelaide-Geelong match.
The League has decided that Brownlow votes from all other eight games will be counted, as the football community comes to terms with the tragic death of Crows’ coach Phil Walsh.
“Players from Adelaide and Geelong will have one less match to poll votes, which is unprecedented,” said AFL legal counsel Andrew Dillon.
“But it is the AFL’s view this is the best outcome from the available options and it was not proper to cancel voting.
“The AFL has determined that all voting from the eight matches being played this round should be recognised for the individuals who poll, as they have the capacity to affect this year’s result.”