The Collingwood Football Club is appalled by a banner which was displayed at the MCG during Friday night’s match against Richmond.

It is yet to be established whether the people responsible for the banner have any connection to Collingwood. The club awaits the outcome of further investigations into the matter by the AFL, the Victoria Police and MCG security.

Regardless, these people do not speak for Collingwood and are condemned by Collingwood. If it established that they have a formal connection to the club, this connection will be severed.

There is no place at Collingwood, or in our game, for such behaviour.