BFL investigates second Darley player

A SECOND investigation into the spiteful Ballarat Football League encounter between Darley and North Ballarat City two weeks ago has been launched, with Devils player Drew Edwards now being investigated over an incident with North City officials and supporters.

Darley player Drew Edwards now being investigated over an incident with North City officials and supporters.

Darley player Drew Edwards now being investigated over an incident with North City officials and supporters.

Two separate incidents from the same match are now under scrutiny from the league, after Derick Micallef also had his nose broken following an alleged scuffle with Darley teenager Jake Ancrum.

Micallef required surgery on the broken nose and missed one match, but has been named to return against Melton on Saturday.

North City requested both incidents be assessed, although they are falling under the single investigation.

BFL operations manager Aaron Nunn said the additional review would “widen the scope of the investigation”, with a report due before the end of the month.

It is alleged Edwards became involved in an altercation with North City officials and supporters when he was sent off the ground in the final quarter at Darley Park on May 31.

The investigation will examine the circumstances behind the argument, which occurred outside the fence after Edwards had been yellow carded.

The Courier understands interviews with both Darley and North City were held during the week.

Once handed in, the report will determine if any of the parties involved are required to front the tribunal.

Meanwhile, the BFL says it will not release the outcome of a mediation session between the Darley supporter who racially abused Aboriginal elder Ted Lovett during the same match.

A mediation session was held on Wednesday night, in which a penalty for the supporter involved was discussed. However, Nunn said any sanctions imposed on the supporter would remain in-house, due to confidentiality agreements.

patrick.nolan@fairfaxmedia.com.au

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