The AFL has expressed concern towards Triple M following a post that made light of Richmond’s groping incident.
The now-deleted post led to the league contacting the radio station on Sunday.
On Saturday night, Triple M posted a link to lyrics of a song titled “We’ve Got Your Balls In Hand”, which was a parody of Richmond’s club theme song.
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The article and social media post promoting it has since been deleted, but it was captured and widely shared in the meantime.
Foxfooty.com.au has confirmed the AFL has since voiced its concern with the station.
“The AFL contacted station management today to voice our concern at the content that was yesterday uploaded on their digital channels, and ensure they were aware that the AFL’s position on the recent unacceptable and inappropriate behaviour by the players should be rebuked and not be celebrated,” the AFL statement read.
It‘s not the first time Triple M has made headlines for the wrong reason. In June 2018, Barry Hall was taken off air and promptly sacked for making a crude comment.
On Friday, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick was quizzed by a news journalist on a series of inappropriate acts involving several Tigers players.
Nick Vlaustin and Jayden Short apologised in a written statement, while the AFL also released a statement calling the groping behaviour “unacceptable” and “juvenile.”