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The Richmond Football Club says the behaviour of two of its players towards a teammate during post-match celebrations was “unacceptable”, and not in line with club or community expectations.

Vision emerged following the Tigers’ victory over Brisbane in Carrara on Tuesday night of Nick Vlastuin grabbing at the genitals and backside of teammate Mabior Chol during the club song.

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Chol appeared irritated by the behaviour and swatted his teammate’s hand away.

Another video appeared to show Jayden Short grabbing Chol’s genitals following the Tigers’ match against the Bulldogs last week in Carrara.

Richmond AFL players Nick Vlastuin and Jayden Short apologise to …

Both men said they had since apologised to Chol for their behaviour.

“It was a stupid action and I am deeply embarrassed,” Vlastuin said in a Richmond statement.

Short said he and Vlastuin had not set an appropriate example to Tigers supporters.

“It was unacceptable behaviour and a poor example,” Short said.

A Richmond Tigers AFL player runs with the ball in two hands during a match against North Melbourne.
Mabior Chol said he had no issue with his Richmond teammates.(AAP: Dave Hunt)

Chol said he was not offended by the behaviour of his teammates.

“I have no issue whatsoever with those players, or any of my teammates, but understand that is not the sort of example we should be setting,” Chol said.

“The entire playing group have made clear this behaviour will cease,” Richmond said in the statement.

Earlier on Friday, Richmond coach Damien Hardwick ended his media conference early following questions about the incidents from Network Ten reporter Hugh Riminton.

Hardwick denied having knowledge of the incidents referred to by Riminton.