AFL star in hot water AGAIN for hugging his family after Queensland COVID-19 breach ended his career

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The former Melbourne Demons player landed in Perth Airport on Thursday after he was ordered to leave Queensland for leaving the club bubble to visit an 'unapproved premises'.
Retired AFL star Harley Bennell is under investigation for a potential COVID-19 breach after hugging his family at the airport on his return to Western Australia.

The former Melbourne Demons player landed in Perth on Thursday after he was ordered out of Queensland for leaving his club's bubble to visit an 'unapproved premises' in Maroochydore on September 19.

The 28-year-old hugged his mother Kayleen and three other family members on arrival at the airport before heading home for 14-day quarantine.

WA Police are investigating the interaction.

Harely Bennell (pictured with girlfriend Amy Crellin) hugged his family on arrival in Perth from Gold Coast on Thursday

'The community of Western Australia is reminded of their responsibilities to help limit the spread of COVID-19,' a police spokesman told Herald Sun.

Bennell remained on the Gold Coast with friends after his September 19 breach while the Demons tried to organise his flight home.

The club was fined $50,000 for Bennell's breach and he soon announced his retirement from the AFL at the age of 27.

Friends and family expressed their concerns for Bennell's welfare after he remained on the Gold Coast, while his partner Amy Crellin and daughter Carter left Queensland in the days after his breach.

Bennell was hospitalised for intoxication hours after announcing his retirement.

'I'm his mother and I'm very concerned for his well-being and…
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