Annastacia Palaszczuk calls for AFL stars to be banished

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk bent over backwards to take the AFL to Queensland and save the season for 2020.

The AFL is repaying her this way.

The game was plunged into chaos on Friday when the league denied claims that an alleged punch-on from a Gold Coast strip club is being investigated by the integrity unit.

Tigers stars Sydney Stack and Callum Coleman-Jones are confirmed to have been involved in a brawl outside a strip club about 3.30am (AEST) on Friday morning.

It comes as Stack posted his first message to social media on Friday after the controversy exploded.

“AFL players caught breaking COVID rules should be sent home,” she said in a tweet.

“Queensland won’t tolerate it.

“I know the AFL takes these issues seriously and will take appropriate action.”

Palaszczuk defended earlier the state’s agreement with the AFL for the 2020 grand final to be held at the Gabba in Brisbane for the first time.

“It’s almost as if we’re being singled out because we won it,” she said.

“The economic benefit to Queensland is enormous

“The other parts of the world where there is no sport happening, no business happening.

“This is in Queensland because we are focused on the health response. Our economy is able to do better than in other states.”

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