Hawthorn president Andy Gowers says he’d be extremely disappointed if the club was sanctioned after the AFL left the door open despite closing the league’s inquiry into racism allegations at the club.
Speaking on Wednesday morning, Gowers said the leak of the club’s internal investigation into its treatment of First Nations players was to blame for causing a stalemate between the parties.
On Tuesday night, AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan announced the investigation had been concluded with no adverse findings against Alastair Clarkson, Chris Fagan and Jason Burt.
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Gowers said the Hawks regretted the effect the leak to the media had…