AFL boss Gillon McLachlan says the league will play matches behind closed doors this year if told to by the government.
McLachlan spoke on Tuesday afternoon, saying plans were in place to play matches with no crowds if necessary. It’s feared it’s only a matter of time before coronavirus spreads at a more rapid rate through the Australian population. That could lead to the government banning mass gatherings. “Our number one priority is the health and safety of all of our people and our supporters,” McLachlan said.