'Hey jthurston06 I feel ya bro.. I got a sneaky knock on my door this morning..' Dane Swan took to social media to make his feelings known. Photo: Instagram
The AFL says it has no concerns about Collingwood champion Dane Swan's lighthearted reaction to being woken up at 7am by drugs testers once again.
Swan continues to be target-tested by drug authorities, and he took to Instagram on Monday morning, posting photographs of ASADA drug officials and his urine samples - joking that it had given him a thirst for apple juice.
ASADA did not comment on the incident but the AFL said it had no problem with Swan seeing the lighter side of the process.
Dane Swan's 'after' photo. Photo: Instagram
Two years ago he was forced to apologise about an outburst on Twitter about an early morning drugs test, but the tone of his message on social media this time was different.
''It's our view that he accepts and fully respects the drug-testing policy and the testing process, and equally we accept that he is someone who does try to see the lighter side of a sometimes-intrusive situation,'' said an AFL spokesman.
''That is his personality. We have never had any suggestion that Dane does anything other than comply fully and politely with all ASADA staff.'' Swan tagged NRL star Johnathan Thurston in the posting, just weeks after Thurston hit out at testers for ''bashing down'' his door at a dawn testing.
Swan's testing came after he had 30 disposals and was one of the Magpies' best in a 79-point win over Essendon, the club at the centre of the AFL's supplements scandal, on Sunday.
Swan wrote on Monday: ''Hey @jthurston06 I feel ya bro.. I got a sneaky knock on my door this morning.'' He added: ''#goodtoseemyfriendsthismorning #dontlikesleepinganyway''.
The Brownlow medallist also mentioned the Prahran dance venue: ''#thankfullyiwasntatlovemachine''.
Once done, he took to Twitter and posted: ''All done…. I feel like an apple juice now.''