Dyson Heppell tweet and appearance at Essendon Kia raises eyebrows
Banned Essendon star Dyson Heppell has raised ASADA’s eyebrows with a tweet and appearance at Essendon Kia on Monday.
Heppell, who is one of the 34 players serving a one-year ban for doping, tweeted on Monday he’d be appearing at the car dealership – Essendon’s major sponsor.
I’ll be down at @EssendonKia from 5:30 today for the launch of the new Kia Sportage. Pop over and say g’day and have a squiz at the new rigs
? Dyson Heppell (@DysonHeppell) February 1, 2016
3AW’s Sam ‘Scoop’ McClure said ASADA and the AFL were both unaware of Heppell’s appearance and questioned whether it would be viewed kindly, given the restrictions and rules surrounding the suspended players.
‘I daresay ASADA will be sending Essendon a please explain,’ McClure said on Sports Today.
‘It sounds ridiculous and harsh, but Dyson Heppell’s twitter reads ‘No.21 at Essendon’ and he has 19,000 followers.
‘As soon as he tweets out that he’s going to be somewhere that is the major sponsor of his club, it turns it into an issue.’
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