Hawks president Kennett hits out at Tasmania

Kennett said Hawthorn are determined to fulfil their commitments on the Apple Isle – with or without crowds.

Spectators are unlikely to be allowed into grounds in most states and territories until at least next year.

“I’m seeing in the papers some people down there saying ‘if you can’t have crowds, there’s no point playing,” Kennett told SEN radio.

“I’ve got to say that’s very short-sighted and very selfish.


“But if they don’t want football down there, that’s fine, but Hawthorn do want to play there.

“We’ve argued with the AFL that we want to play games there this season.”

Gutwein said he would be hesitant for AFL games to be played in the state under a fly-in, fly-out model.

North Melbourne were also due to host four games at Hobart’s Blundstone Oval this year.

“I’m not in a rush to have AFL played here in front of empty stadiums,” Gutwein told reporters on Wednesday.

“I will not increase the risk on Tasmanians by allowing a model like this to occur if the advice is that the risk will increase.”


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