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AFL boss slams ‘unacceptable’ comments from Jeff Kennett on 3AW

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says he’s “disappointed” with “unacceptable” comments made by Hawthorn president Jeff Kennett on 3AW.

But at this stage, he’s ruling out any punishment.

Kennett caused a major stir on Monday after suggesting the security staff patrolling AFL crowds were ill-equipped because they appear to be “new arrivals”.

“This is unacceptable, I don’t agree with what Jeff said and I know he regrets making the comments,” McLachlan said on Tuesday.

“I couldn’t be clearer.”

McLachlan held a press conference on Tuesday to reassure fans there had been no change to what they can and can’t do at the footy.

“Nobody at the AFL is trying to stop our crowds being passionate, or fans barracking, no one,” he said.

“It is devastating to think that our fans think something has changed.”

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