AN Adelaide Crows women’s footballer reportedly claimed she was the victim of sexual harassment by an opponent from Greater Western Sydney during a recent AFLW match between the clubs.
According to a report in Fairfax Media, a GWS player allegedly touched the bottom of a Crows footballer and made lewd comments to her.
The report says the Crows player had made a complaint to the AFL, which triggered an investigation by the league’s integrity unit into the incident in the round four clash on February 25, which ended in a dramatic draw.
The GWS player is understood to have strongly denied the allegation when questioned by officials.
And, the Crows player decided not to pursue the matter further.
A spokesman for the Adelaide Crows last night declined to comment on the alleged incident, believed to be the first of its kind during an official AFL game.
The AFL reportedly dealt with the matter last week, in the days following the GWS versus Adelaide game at Blacktown in Sydney on February 25.
According to the report, the Adelaide player believed her GWS opponent had “crossed the line’’ with a combination of lewd words and touching on the backside.
The AFL has also refused to comment.