The incident between Rockliff and Harvey Photo: Getty Images
A contrite Tom Rockliff will donate $1000 to a charity of his choice after recognising he erred in a post-match confrontation with North Melbourne's Brent Harvey.
Brisbane Lions midfielder Rockliff called Harvey to apologise for the incident on Monday having already done so in the aftermath of Saturday night's game. The Lions released a statement on Tuesday afternoon in which they indicated that Harvey accepted Rockliff's remorse.
"After discussions between the Brisbane Lions Football Club and the AFL in relation to an incident involving Tom Rockliff and North Melbourne’s Brent Harvey at the end of Saturday night’s game, Tom has decided to make a $1000 donation to a charity of his choice," the statement said.
The exchange of words between Rockliff and Harvey led to the Lion being approached after the game by North Melbourne coach Brad Scott. Despite significant backlash, Scott said yesterday that he did not regret speaking with the gun onballer, and that he did so in a "calm, rational" manner. The AFL cleared him of any wrongdoing.