The Collingwood Football Club has today been rocked by controversy after nude pictures of two of its marquee players, Dane Swan and Travis Cloke, were leaked to the media.
The images of the two players – most of which are too explicit to publish in their entirety – were obtained by Woman’s Day recently.
Photos of their former teammate Lachie Keeffe and delisted player Tony Armstrong have also been revealed in the latest issue of the magazine.
However, it’s Travis, 28, and Dane, 31, who will be under the most fire, even though it is unclear whether the photos were sent while the men were in their current relationships.
Million-dollar forward Travis is engaged to Rebeccah Panozza, his girlfriend of nearly two years.
His Instagram is filled with loving tributes to his future wife, including a recent post which proclaimed his excitement that their wedding is only a year away.
Meanwhile, Dane, already a controversial figure at the club with assault charges, secretly drinking during the season, and socialising with Melbourne underworld figure Mick Gatto’s brother John, has been in an eight-year relationship with Taylor Wilson.
The pair has just returned from an overseas trip together.
Dane sent sexually charged texts and full-frontal nude pics – and an extremely graphic video that Woman’s Day online cannot publish – via his instagram account, danes84.
The 2011 Brownlow Medallist-winning midfielder’s distinctive body tattoos leave little doubt that the images are genuine.
The woman who received his pictures and messages – more of which can be seen in the latest issue of the magazine, on stands now – declined to be named. She says she met Dane in Melbourne bar.
Travis – who is the son of Collingwood football legend David and younger brother of fellow players Jason and Cameron - can also be easily identified by his ankle tattoo in the images he sent to another woman - along with a video - who has chosen to remain anonymous.
In another image obtained by the magazine, he is performing a sex act.
The selfies and videos appear to contravene the AFL’s social media policy, which bans players from “accessing, downloading or transmitting… any sexually explicit material.”
A full investigation from the Collingwood footy club, which is presided over by Channel Nine personality Eddie McGuire, is likely to commence immediately. It’s predicted the AFL will also examine the incident carefully.
For more on this story, including the message content and details about Lachie Keeffe and Tony Armstrong’s involvement, pick up the latest issue of Woman’s Day magazine, on newsstands now.