An AFL amateur league player has been suspended for four games after using a racial insult during a game.
The racial abuse occurred during a competitive semifinal match in the premier section of the Amateur Football Association of Victoria on September 1.
It is believed that the St Kevin's Old Boys player was approached by a member of the Collegians' football team before shouting "take me out," according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
St Kevin's football club Old Boys Football maintains a close relationship with St Kevin's College, a Catholic children's elite in Melbourne, where he recruits most of his players.
An AFL amateur league player has been suspended from playing with his team for four games after using a racial insult during a game (stock image)
Instead of the incident passing through the league's court, the player was investigated by a separate committee, the publication reported.
Both sides will face again in the big final next weekend.
Each week, suspensions usually appear on the league's website, but the racist insult was not on the game's list.
According to reports, the St Kevin & # 39; s Old Boys team captain entered the Collegians' changing room after the game to apologize for his teammate.
According to SMH, fans who attended the big final game were advised not to participate in any & # 39; war of words & # 39;.
After the semifinal match, St Kevin & # 39; s Old Boys president Michael Double visited the club's website to explain that when they are under pressure, people make mistakes.
"I particularly remind all players and spectators that there is no room for any comments that make reference to a person's race, over the years we have been on the receiving end of these problems," his statement said.
Mr. Doble insisted that the club will educate its players when race-related issues arise.
It is believed that the St Kevin & # 39; s Old Boys player was approached by a member of the Collegians football team and said "get off me, you n **** r & # 39; (stock image)
The Victorian Amateur Football Association published on its website that all parties involved accept the sanctions.
The player in question made an apology at the hearing, which the association accepted as genuine.
"The VAFA recommends to all parties in this matter the respectful manner in which they approached the hearing and the subsequent results, taking into consideration the sensitive nature of the violation," reads a statement on its website.
Clubs and players have also been warned about social media posts about the incident.