The Brisbane Lions have investigated an on-field incident that occurred in last night’s game against Melbourne between Dayne Zorko and Harrison Petty.

Zorko has been counselled by Lions senior management including CEO Greg Swann, Chairman Andrew Wellington, Senior Coach Chris Fagan and General Manager Football Danny Daly.

Zorko admits he acted inappropriately in comments made to Harrison Petty and is committed to controlling his emotions for the better of himself and the Club.

“I have apologised to Harrison for the inappropriate comment I made to him last night,” he said.

“I’m remorseful for my actions and take full responsibility for the hurt caused to Harrison, his family and the Melbourne Football Club.

“In reflection, I understand I need to be a better leader, and have spoken with the Club who have reinforced this.”

The Brisbane Lions have also extended an apology to Harrison and the Melbourne Football Club.

The Club thanks Melbourne for their cooperation and for working together to resolve the issue.