A young footy star is in hot water after he accidentally shared an inappropriate picture on his public Instagram account.
AFL player Sam Powell-Pepper, 20, posted an image to his Instagram story of him lying on his bed in his underwear with a woman lying closely to his groin (pictured)
AFL player Sam Powell-Pepper, 20, posted a photo to his Instagram story of him lying on his bed in his underwear with a woman lying closely to his groin.
The post abruptly removed but it was too late for the Port Adelaide star as the lewd image quickly circulated social media.
Powell-Pepper uploaded an apology to his Instagram story on late Friday afternoon.
‘I just want to apologise for an image I posted earlier today of me and my girlfriend,’ he wrote.
‘I posted the image by accident and immediately removed it once I realised.
‘It’s a private image that was not intended to be shared publicly.
‘Apologies if I have offended anyone.’
The AFL said they would investigate the incident.
‘The AFL is disappointed to see an image like this shared on social media. We request that the person who is identifiable be protected and respected by the media,’ the league said in a statement.
‘The AFL Integrity Unit and the GM Social Policy is assessing the photo and its distribution. The AFL has spoken with the club.
‘No further comment shall be made at this stage.’
Port Adelaide Football Club also released a statement to acknowledge they were aware of the incident.
‘Port Adelaide Football Club is aware of an image posted on Sam Powell-Pepper’s Instagram account earlier today,’ the statement said.
‘The club has spoken to all parties and is comfortable the posting of this image by Sam of he and his girlfriend on this public forum was unintentional.’
Powell-Pepper (pictured, right, with his nan) uploaded an apology to his Instagram story on late Friday afternoon
‘Sam has apologised and the club has fully accepted his apology.’
‘The club asks media to respect the privacy of Sam and his girlfriend regarding this matter.’
Powell-Pepper made news in April when he allegedly ‘inappropriately touched’ a young university student at Adelaide nightclub Mr Kim.
The 20-year-old young gun was forced to apologise for making the young woman uncomfortable in an incident he was ‘too drunk’ to remember.
Powell-Pepper made his AFL debut in round one of the 2017 season when Port Adelaide beat Sydney Swans by 28 points.
He kicked two goals in the match and was nominated as AFL’s rising star for his performance in the round.
The AFL said they would investigate the incident in a statement: ‘The AFL Integrity Unit and the GM Social Policy is assessing the photo and its distribution’