Demons' duo now facing sanctions over costumes

12:36, Sep 02 2014
Dean Terlich and Alex Georgiou (right)
POOR TASTE: Aussie Rules players Dean Terlich and Alex Georgiou (right) are being investigated by their club after suggestions they dressed as disgraced entertainer Rolf Harris and a young girl during Monday's post-season party.

Melbourne coach Paul Roos says players Dean Terlich and Alex Georgiou face a club-imposed sanction for their Mad Monday prank, having dressed up as convicted child sex predator Rolf Harris and a girl.

A picture of the pair appeared on Instagram today as part of the Demons' end-of-season function.

Roos said today he could not believe what Terlich and Georgiou had done, with the club to determine the punishment. This could include a penalty and an education process.

"They were left in no doubt about my feelings about their behaviour. I just think it was completely unacceptable," Roos said.

"I find it hard to believe a couple of players could turn up like that. As a footy club, [we are] completely unhappy with their behaviour. It's unacceptable and I unreservedly apologise to anyone that we have offended."

Roos said the players were embarrassed by their decision.

"I was just speechless. The problem with days like yesterday is they just don't think," Roos said. 

"There is no malice. There is no intent in it. There is just no thought process [that] goes into it and I think that is the worst part about it.

"At least they have taken responsibility for it. They are remorseful. They are fundamentally good people but have just made a bad decision."

Terlich inked a new contract with the Demons last week.

Harris was recently sentenced to jail in England, having been found guilty of indecent assault on victims aged between eight and 19 between 1969 and 1986.

Roos will meet out-of-contract utility James Frawley tomorrow.


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