Fears for AFL star Harley Bennell after his career ended when he broke COVID-19 rules in Queensland

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The Melbourne Demons player was ordered to leave Queensland after leaving the club bubble to visit an 'unapproved premises' in Maroochydore on September 19.
Friends and family are worried for the welfare of AFL star Harley Bennell after he announced his retirement following a COVID-19 breach.

The Melbourne Demons player was ordered to leave Queensland after leaving 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.

Despite his orders from the AFL, Bennell has remained on the Gold Coast with friends while the Demons have been trying to organise his flight home to Perth.

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

Bennell's partner and child already left the state in the days after his breach, the Herald Sun reported.

Melbourne CEO Gary Pert said Bennell's actions were selfish and a 'clear breach' of the AFL's COVID-19 protocols.

'He has made a very poor decision, which is incredibly disappointing,' Pert said.

'He has…
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