Revealed: The WAG Instagram post that saw AFL premiers cop big fine
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The AFL has come down hard on four clubs who have been financially sanctioned for breaching rules in their COVID-19 quarantine hubs.
Hawthorn has been fined $50,000 ($25,000 suspended) while Carlton, North Melbourne and Richmond have been fined $45,000 ($25,000 suspended). The suspended fines last until the end of the 2020 season.

The Hawks' breach came when several non-selected players who were at last week's loss to Sydney were escorted by security into the public area at the SCG to get a bag of chips.


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The incident did not breach Queensland Government or quarantine protocols, but went against the AFL's regulations.

Richmond's breach related to captain Trent Cotchin's partner, who visited a day spa. Brooke Cotchin posted an Instagram story of her time at Esteem Medi Spa.

In the caption, she wrote: "The most incredible experience today…. My skin was in desperate need of some love. I knew I was in the right place as soon as I walked through the doors of Esteem."

The story has since expired.

Brooke Cotchin posted this image to Instagram. Source: Supplied

North Melbourne's breach concerned a group of partners that attended a football game.

Carlton's involved kids of a player who were dropped off at their grandparents' house. When the player's partner picked the kids up later, she was shocked to learn that they'd been at a theme park, which is a clear breach of AFL protocols.

The AFL also confirmed a second offence would warrant a fine of up to $100,000, with third and subsequent offences potentially resulting in fines, the loss of premiership points or draft picks.

The Kangaroos, who believed the AFL had ticked off family members attending last week's game against Carlton, released a terse statement after the sanction was revealed.

"The club accepts there needs to be strict adherence to the RTP Protocols, and…
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