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AFLW player apologises over offensive messages written on her taping

Max Sherry

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AFLW player apologises over offensive messages written on her taping

AFLW player Jess Hosking has been forced to apologise for having offensive written on her taping during a game.

Ahead of Richmond's semi-final clash with North Melbourne over the weekend, Hosking had "kill bitches" scribbled on her shoulder tape.

With it being clearly visible whenever the cameras zoomed in, it didn't take long for eagle-eyed viewers watching from home to work out what the words read.

Following the game, the sport's governing body acted quickly, issuing Hosking a "please explain" before slapping her wth an official warning.

"Hosking was extremely remorseful and deeply disappointed in her actions," a statement from the AFL read.

"The AFL has since accepted a letter of apology from Jess and has issued an official warning to the club and Jess regarding the offensive language."

When the screenshot images of Hosking's taping emerged on social media, Aussie rules fans began weighing in.

“It’s these unsavoury comments that have drawn the ire of the league, Hosking receiving a formal warning by the AFL,” reporter Mitch Cleary said.

“It was at the game at Punt Road on the weekend and it was visible during the broadcast, clearly written by someone else.

“Hosking though has taken full ownership.”

Credit: Fox League
Credit: Fox League

Her stunt gives off some serious similarities to that of ex-NRL player Kane Evans.

During his time in New Zealand with the Warriors, Evans made headlines for writing '"fold some c**t" in bold letters on his wrist taping.

The club's CEO Cameron George said: "We don’t accept that, we don’t condone it, or think it’s appropriate and I’m waiting to see if there is anything that comes from it from the NRL. I’m assuming that’s going to be today and I told Kane this morning to be ready for something. So we’ll wait and see what happens, but from a club perspective we’ll work with the NRL and see where we land with everything."

The NRL launched an investigation into the matter and Evans was fined $5000.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter/Ch7

Topics: Aussie Rules Football, Australia, Australia Afl

Max Sherry
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