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Blicavs sorry for party

Geelong defender Mark Blicavs. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG defender Mark Blicavs has said sorry for a Sunday night party that raised the ire of his coach and Victorian police minister Lisa Neville.

The All-Australian has taken to social media after coming under fire for the gathering that flouted social distancing recommendations put in place to combat the spread of COVID-19.

Police were reportedly called following noise complaints from neighbours.

“I want to apologise for my actions on Sunday night. This is a huge issue confronting all of us at the moment and one I did not take as serious as I should be taking,” Blicavs wrote on Twitter on Thursday afternoon.

“I made a mistake, and the best thing I can do is learn from it. The worst thing I can do is make the same mistake. I plan to learn from this!

“Stay safe and love to everyone doing it far tougher than I am.”

Coach Chris Scott told Melbourne radio station SEN Blicavs can expect to face sanction, but not right now.

“I think it is right to be hard on those who make mistakes, but they shouldn’t be completely vilified in this situation because it’s an incredibly difficult time,” he said.

“I understand the emotion, and I understand the temptation to get angry at people and see them punished for it, and maybe there will be a time for that.

“But right at the moment let’s get ourselves together, make the best decisions we can, when mistakes are made let’s move past them really quickly and have a good hard look at all this when it’s all said and done.”

Twitter: @tom_king79