Wines gave an interview to a television network on Wednesday night from inside his house – AFL rules dictate interviews must be held at a player’s club or remotely via video links.
Port’s general manager of football Chris Davies says Wines has been barred from training on Thursday morning after his “inadverdent” breach, adding the club expects a sanction from the AFL later in the day.
Wines, who missed Port’s opening-round win due to injury before the competition suspension, was due to make his return to action against the Crows on Saturday.
The AFL has previously warned of sanctions including bans from playing for any breaches of the league’s coronavirus protocols.
Last month, AFL chief Gillon McLachlan said the league had formed a grading system of intentional, reckless or careless for any breaches of coronavirus protocols.
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