Former Adelaide captain Taylor Walker is embroiled in a racism scandal, with the AFL investigating an allegation that he made a racial slur about an opposition player at a SANFL match.
The allegation centres on a game between Adelaide and North Adelaide on July 17 at Prospect Oval, the final match before South Australia went into a statewide COVID-19 lockdown.
The incident is alleged to have taken place at a quarter-time huddle, where Walker allegedly made the comment to a Crows player about former St Kilda and current North Adelaide player Robbie Young.
It is alleged players and an official heard the comment and referred the matter to the Crows, who then passed it on to the AFL.
The AFL integrity unit is attempting to determine exactly what was said in the incident, which is believed to have upset several of the player’s teammates who want action to be taken if the comment was made.
North Adelaide officials have told The Age they are aware of the situation and at least one member of the club’s football department has been contacted by AFL investigators.
But because the alleged comment was made at the Adelaide huddle away from North Adelaide players, North Adelaide remain unclear about what was said.
The club has sought out the player the comment was allegedly made about – Young – who said he had not heard any comment.