North Melbourne’s Jaidyn Stephenson has apologised for “ill-informed” social media feedback in regards to the COVID-19 pandemic, vowing to “additional educate myself on this matter”.
Stephenson on Wednesday evening answered a sequence of non-football associated questions from followers by way of Instagram story movies.
The Roos recruit was requested by certainly one of his followers: “What are our ideas about COVID vaccinations? Do (you) belief them?”
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Stephenson, who had a career-high 38 disposals in North Melbourne’s upset win over West Coast on Monday evening, then replied by way of a video message.
“OK, fairly topical, I don’t suppose some will like this reply, however I believe the media overplays it quite a bit,” Stephenson stated on his Instagram account.
“If there’s no media than I don’t suppose Covid is such an enormous factor. It’s simply my opinion.”
The 22-year-old later deleted that Instagram story video reply from his account and posted an apology.
“I apologise for my feedback relating to the covid state of affairs,” Stephenson wrote on Instagram. “I perceive they have been ailing knowledgeable and that there are individuals going by hardship due to this pandemic.
“I’m sincerely sorry for any angst I’ve brought about with my feedback and endeavour to additional educate myself on this matter.”
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Stephenson’s feedback come because the COVID-19 case spikes in Victoria and New South Wales are set to depart the league in a fragile fixture balancing act.
As reported by foxfooty.com.au on Wednesday evening, the Swans and Giants will relocate to Queensland as early as Thursday, which means their derby conflict shall be moved from Ballarat.
The Western Bulldogs have been additionally set to fly to Queensland sooner than scheduled forward of their recreation in opposition to the Gold Coast Suns at Metricon Stadium on Saturday.
The league may very well be compelled to tweak its Spherical 19 and Spherical 20 fixtures, simply days after it confirmed instances, venues and dates for 17 of the 18 matches.