AFL stars get slapped for having feasted in violation of coronavirus social distraction rules just hours after league season was postponed
- Geelong’s vice-captain Mark Blicavs organized a party on Sunday after the AFL match
- Players partied from Sunday to Monday morning, ignoring social distance
- Geelong coach Chris Scott called out his team for recklessness amid COVID-19
- Scott didn’t rule out punishing Blicavs for the party, but said ‘this is not the time’
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AFL players have been criticized for holding a party that broke critical social distance rules.
Geelong Cats vice-captain Mark Blicavs staged a party just hours after the AFL season was postponed on Sunday.
The group partied on Sunday evenings until Monday and was beaten for not ignoring social distance rules during the coronavirus outbreak.
Geelong coach Chris Scott called his team to their recklessness, but said he “understood” why they were partying.
“In times of crisis, the right thing is not always clear,” he said Wide sports world.
“Sometimes decisions are made that are eventually analyzed as errors over time.”
Geelong’s vice-captain Mark Blicavs (photo with partner Georgia Minear) staged a party within hours of putting the AFL season on hold on Sunday
Geelong coach Chris Scott (pictured) called his team to their recklessness, but said he ‘understood’ why they were partying
Scott justified the team’s behavior by saying they had gone on a weekend trip together, traveled together, and partying was no problem.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 2,725
New South Wales: 1,219
Western Australia: 205
South Australia: 235
Australian Capital Territory: 53
Northern Territory: 8
TOTAL CASES: 2,725
Their logic at the time was, “What we do is no different from what we’ve done in the past few days.”
Blicavs played the incident when asked and said, ‘We had a few drinks here, it was all good’, Geelong Advertiser reported.
He may be affected by hosting the party, but Scott said “now is not the time.”
Prime Minister Daniel Andrews said on Wednesday that “now is not the time to party,” repeating to urge the community to isolate itself.
“It is absolutely not necessary for someone to throw a party. No parties should take place, ‘reporter Andrewstold reports Wednesday morning.
“People should stay in their house and not go to someone else’s house. It is not necessary. Now is not the time to party.
“If you can stay at home, you have to stay at home. It is very simple. You shouldn’t have friends for dinner.
“You shouldn’t go shopping unless you need to. Buy what you need when you need it.
It’s because Scott Morrison limited social gatherings to ten people, banned travel abroad, and added more workplaces in his latest measures to curb the spread of the corona virus.
The number of positive cases of coronavirus in Australia has risen to 2,725 with 12 deaths since Thursday afternoon.
Mark Blicavs of the Cats puts on a heart rate monitor during a Geelong Cats training at the GMHBA Stadium in Geelong