MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JULY 06: Dan Butler of the Tigers (right) congratulates Jack Riewoldt of the Tigers on a goal during the 2018 AFL round 16 match between the Richmond Tigers and the Adelaide Crows at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on July 06, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Adam Trafford/AFL Media/Getty Images)

St Kilda star forward Dan Butler and Richmond veteran Jack Riewoldt have both been accused of allegedly groping teammates as the AFL looks to battle the ongoing issue, reports the Herald Sun.

Richmond defenders Matt Short and Nick Vlastuin both apologised for allegedly groping Mabior Chol after footage emerged of the pair inappropriately touching their teammate in the last week.

While Chol said he took no offence with both incidents, the AFL has swiftly acted in hope of stamping out any further similar behaviour.

Former Richmond and current St Kilda sensation in Butler was seen groping teammate Jade Gresham in post-game clubroom celebrations, with the Herald Sun reporting Butler had since apologised.

“It wasn’t a premeditated action, and I have spoken to Jade and apologised,” Butler said.

Gresham has also stated he was not offended by Butler’s actions.

“There is no context in which this behaviour is appropriate and will ensure it is not repeated,” he said.

Images of Riewoldt appeared on social media sit Reddit on Friday, with vision of the Tigers’ spearhead groping Short in the Tigers’ rooms post match.

Herald Sun journalist Jon Ralph said that the AFL were “filthy” with the actions of Richmond players.

“My understanding was he really was mortified to be dragged into it and didn’t feel like he wanted to be involved. But clearly there is an example that needs to be set,” Ralph said on Fox Footy.

“For all the people out there that say ‘it’s just blokes being blokes’, the AFL tonight is filthy on it. They say at the very least a player should have a safe space to play a game of football, which he loves doing, go into the rooms, sing the song and not get touched on the genitalia. I think at the very least we can all agree to that.”

The Tigers will move forward as they take on Port Adelaide for the opening clash of round 11 on Saturday.