Fox Sports will be partnering with Penny tire test in Australia to conduct tire testing for the 2017 season.
Fox Sports has already confirmed that it will use Penny Tire test in the lead up to the season.
The announcement comes just weeks after the team was embroiled in a major scandal when former team manager and former Australian Rules Football (ARFL) official, Sam Burgess, was charged with four counts of misconduct in a match, including four counts for a breach of the ARFL Code of Conduct.
Burgess was arrested in May for allegedly assaulting a fan at the end of the team’s clash with the Melbourne Victory.
In a statement to Fox Sports, a Penny Tire representative said the company “strongly condemns” the alleged incident.
“We have worked with the AFL and our AFLPA Board to ensure we are fully compliant with the Code of Ethics and regulations, and will not conduct any testing in the Australian Football League in the future,” the spokesperson said.
“As part of our commitment to safety, the safety of all participants and the public, we will not undertake any testing involving our testing equipment.”
The Australian Football Association (AFA) has also launched an investigation into the incident.ABC’s Tim Bontemps reports from Canberra, Victoria, and Melbourne.
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