AFL greats Luke Hodge and Wayne Carey delight in been pressured to leave commentary tasks mid-match as a result of unique COVID-19 advice which additionally affected some fans.
They were among masses of alternative folks told to leave GMHBA Stadium after unique Victorian authorities health advice came thru no longer as a lot as an hour before Friday evening’s match.
The sport is persevering with irrespective of Victoria’s health division declaring Brisbane and Moreton Bay COVID-19 sizzling spots.
Somebody within the declare who has been in these areas since March 12 must self-isolate straight and be tested for coronavirus.
At quarter-time, an alert flashed up on the stadium scoreboard asserting anybody that it affects must leave the floor and put together the health advice.
Supporters within the floor groaned as the discover used to be learn out by the floor MC.
Hawthorn myth and used Lions player Hodge, who retired from the AFL in 2019 after a embellished 346-sport profession, left before quarter-time.
North Melbourne expansive Carey additionally had to leave, having been in Queensland after March 12.
A miniature contingent of travelling Lions supporters additionally had to leave.
The Lions avid gamers and workers delight in been tested in most modern days and essentially the most modern principles enact no longer affect them.
“The AFL confirms the Brisbane Lions avid gamers, coaches and officers obtained an exemption from the Victorian authorities from orange zone permit requirements as avid gamers, coaches and officers delight in all been residing and abiding by permitted AFL protocols,” an AFL assertion learn.
“We help everyone locally to put together advice of the authorities.”
The membership arrived in Melbourne on Thursday in preparation for the round two sport in opposition to the Cats.
The AFL will unlock more particulars in a while Friday about how the adjustments affect the competition.
The Lions’ AFLW crew are as a result of play Melbourne at Casey Fields on Saturday.