Late on Sunday afternoon, it was announced the AFL was postponing its season due to new coronavirus measures put in place by federal and state governments.
The decision, while not a major surprise due to the postponements and cancellations of numerous sporting leagues and competitions around the world, still shocked many AFL players and clubs.
Here's what they had to say on social media.
Well it was fun while it lasted. Hope y'all enjoyed the players getting out there this week. Everyone stay safe and hopefully we can kick off the restart of the season with a massive game between @CollingwoodFC and @Richmond_FC— Mason Cox (@masonsixtencox) March 22, 2020
I need a hobby now!— Phil Davis (@phildavis_1) March 22, 2020
As a Tiger Army we've become renowned for our strength and resilience through the years. Now we unite as one larger team to get through this together 💛🖤 pic.twitter.com/b3MuaHhqg0— Richmond FC 🐯🏆 (@Richmond_FC) March 22, 2020
Stay safe north fans! We will be back playing again soon. 💛 https://t.co/MNZUF8IrBc— Jy Simpkin (@JySimpkin) March 22, 2020
Is Bunnings essential? Hope so— Nicholas Graham (@nickeygraham) March 22, 2020
Absolutely shattering.. the only thing I know right now that will get people excited is the #MAFS finale is on tonight..— Jack Crisp (@jmancrisp) March 22, 2020
Well..... this is weird.— Mitch Robinson (@MitchRobinson05) March 22, 2020
Sad 😢— Jack Madgen (@jackmadgen) March 22, 2020