AFL change room act under investigation
Cameras inside the dressing rooms have captured video of the moment two Collingwood players appeared to be involved in a moment of inappropriate touching.
Vision from the Magpies' SCG change room in the lead up to their Saturday afternoon loss to the Swans is now reportedly under investigation by the AFL.
Video shown during Fox Footy's pre-match broadcast showed Magpies superstar Jordan De Goey touching teammate Isaac Quaynor's bum as they stood huddled around together during coach Nathan Buckley's pre-match address.
Fox Footy's Tom Morris first reported De Goey touched Quaynor's rear with his left middle finger while standing behind him.
De Goey was also seen appearing to rub Quaynor's left rump before the finger touch.
The report indicated the AFL is aware of the incident and will investigate the footage for any potential act of inappropriate behaviour.
Collingwood on Saturday night denied De Goey's actions were inappropriate in an official statement.
"We believe appropriate change room behaviour is important," a Magpies spokesman told foxfooty.com.au.
"In this instance, neither the players nor the club believe inappropriate behaviour has occurred."
Collingwood went on to lose the game by 30-points in a humiliating thrashing at the hands of the Swans.
The incident with De Goey and Quaynor comes after a number of incidents of inappropriate touching were exposed within the Richmond dressing rooms last year.
Tigers stars Nick Vlaustin and Jayden Short were forced to apologise to teammate Mabior Chol after an AFL investigation into allegations of genital touching.
The AFL at the time released a statement to condemn acts of inappropriate behaviour in the dressing room.
"The actions of players touching several teammates inappropriately during post game celebrations and / or during club theme songs is not in keeping with either club, community or AFL expectations," the statement read.
"The behaviour is inappropriate, unacceptable and juvenile. AFL players are professional athletes and set the example for the hundreds of thousands of kids playing football across the country.
"It is the responsibility of each club and the players themselves to ensure this inappropriate behaviour is not repeated."
Originally published as AFL change room act under investigation