AFL's Harley Bennell rushed to hospital - hours after announcing retirement following COVID breach

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The Melbourne Demons player was ordered to leave Queensland after breaking the club bubble to visit an 'unapproved premises' in Maroochydore on September 19.
Harley Bennell's mum has issued a stark message to online trolls after her AFL star son was rushed to hospital following a 'boozy night' on the Gold Coast - just hours after he announced his retirement in the wake of a COVID-19 breach.

The Melbourne Demons player was ordered to leave Queensland after breaking the club bubble to visit an 'unapproved premises' in Maroochydore on September 19.

The 27-year-old retired after the incident on Monday while the Demons were fined $50,000 - with the star remaining on the Gold Coast with friends ahead of his flight back to Perth.

Hours after announcing his retirement, the embattled star was reportedly taken to hospital after police were called to the Aria building at Broadbeach following reports of a disturbance at about 8pm.

Sources told The Courier-Mail Bennell was allegedly heavily intoxicated after celebrating the end of his AFL career and officers decided to call an ambulance.

AFL star Harley Bennell (pictured with girlfriend Amy Crellin) remains in Queensland despite being told to leave by the AFL

On August 24, Bennell's partner Amy announced the pair were expecting their second child. 'Baby Number two on the way,' she wrote

Bennell's mum Kayleen said she was worried about her son's mental state after he announced his retirement from the game

Bennell's partner Amy Crellin and their child already left the state in the days after his coronavirus breach. She is pregnant with the couple's second child.

His mother Kayleen has since slammed trolls on a fans' Facebook page, admitting she feared for her son's mental state after he announced his retirement from the game.

'Very disappointing... Knowing my son is still stuck in Queensland with no family support,' she wrote in the group.

'I'm his mother and I'm very concerned for his well-being and mental state.'

Kayleen shared her concerns to a Facebook group for The Demons, alongside screenshots of AFL fans slamming her son.

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