Social Networking Site Policy

 

Social Networking Site Policy

Any competition player or official who is found to have engaged in, or is suspected of engaging in the unacceptable use of Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or any other social networking site in connection with the game of Australian Football in any way, may be brought before the Tribunal, notwithstanding the behaviour did not occur on the playing field.

Without limiting the operation of this rule, unacceptable use may involve the player or official:

(i) Criticising umpires, players or any other person involved in Australian Football;

(ii) Engaging in bullying behaviour including but not limited to name-calling or making condescending, offensive (including racist or sexist) or abusive remarks about any person involved in Australian Football; or

(iii) Engaging in any other behaviour which the AFL reasonably determines, in its absolute discretion, to have breached this policy.

It is not relevant that the person making the remarks was not aware that content could or would be made publicly available.

This rule is to be interpreted broadly.

Last Modified on 27/10/2011 12:58




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