AFL news: Elijah Taylor suspended for remainder of 2020 season after COVID-19 breach

Sydney Swans young gun Elijah Taylor has been suspended for the remainder of the 2020 season after he breached the AFLs coronavirus protocols.Taylor’s partner reportedly entered the club’s quarantine accommodation in Perth, which is disallowed in the AFL’s return to play protocols and Western Australia’s COVID-19 quarantine directions.
The Swans have been hit with a $50,000 fine, with $25,000 of that amount suspended.
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“Taylor breached the protocols after his partner entered the Sydney Swans quarantine accommodation in Western Australia when not authorised to do so,” the AFL revealed in a statement.
“It is a breach of not only the AFL return to play protocols but also the Western Australian COVID-19 quarantine directions that currently apply to all Sydney Swans players and officials at their quarantine accommodation.
“The AFL, in conjunction with the club, investigated the matter and has determined that Taylor be suspended for the rest of the season.”
AFL General Counsel Andrew Dillon responded to the incident: “The actions by Elijah not only breach the AFL’s protocols, but made it a police matter by breaching the Western Australian COVID-19 quarantine directions.
“When in quarantine the rules are clear and there is no excuse for this breach.”
Sports journalist Adam Curley tweeted: “Elijah Taylor, fair dinkum what are you thinking? Mind-blowing.
“Selfish & disgusting behaviour … makes my blood boil.”
More to come …