Entire AFL team yanked from bus to the airport as COVID ‘hub’ looms

The Brisbane Lions are bracing to spend some time away from home after being removed from their bus to the airport on Sunday morning.

Queensland’s newest COVID-19 cluster has thrown a cloud over the next couple of weeks of the season, with this Thursday night’s clash between the Lions and Collingwood in Brisbane in the gun.

That game is set to be moved to Victoria after the Lions were reportedly told they would not be heading home after all.

Multiple reports say Brisbane were about to be driven to Melbourne Airport when they were told to get off the bus and head back to a hotel.

It’s unclear whether the club’s AFLW team had already flown out of Melbourne, having faced the Demons in their last regular-season clash on Saturday.

League officials will be desperate for the Lions to secure a bye in next weekend’s first round of the AFLW finals.

The Lions’ AFL team has been in limbo since Thursday night, when their clash with the Cats in Geelong was played after Victoria upgraded its response to Queensland’s cases.

Brisbane Lions captain Dayne Zorko and his teammates will not be going home just yet. Credit: Getty

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