AFLPA STATEMENT: Jeremy Finlayson

Statement attributed to AFLPA CEO, Paul Marsh:

“We are disappointed at the homophobic language used by Port Adelaide player Jeremy Finlayson towards an Essendon player on Friday night.  There is no excuse and no place for this language in our game and society.

“I have personally spoken to Jeremy today who has reiterated his remorse and apology for his actions.  He understands there is a broader impact from his choice of words and the hurt it inflicts, and he is committed to educating himself and having a positive impact on the community moving forward. We have also spoken to Essendon players.

“We all have a responsibility to ensure a safe and inclusive workplace and society, and we are committed to our role in achieving this.”