A fan who threw a banana in the direction of Indigenous Adelaide Crows star Eddie Betts will have her club membership cancelled by Port Adelaide.
Port’s chairman David Koch said the club knew who she was but had not yet spoken with her.
“We’ve revoked the membership not only for this year but also for next year as well,” he said.
“Whether we take any further action will be decided on the outcome of the motivation and further investigation.
“If it was racially motivated not only would she be banned for life from the club, we would encourage her to come and sit with our players, our Aboriginal players, and try and understand what these actions mean to them.”
Betts was celebrating his 250th AFL game in Showdown 41 and ended Saturday night’s game with a trademark snap goal from the left pocket to secure the 15-point win at Adelaide Oval.
The goalsneak then looked into the crowd, dominated by Power fans, before walking away as his team-mates arrived to celebrate with him.
A video appeared on social media shortly after the game showing the woman throwing something at the Indigenous star, which team-mate Josh Jenkins batted away.
Spectator Jamie Christodoulou said he saw the woman throw a banana after Betts had scored.
“A lot of supporters in the area were very disappointed and angered with what she had done,” he said.
“We all outed her, I particularly did.
I pretty much … told her she was out of line, just took it too far, there’s no place for that.”
Mr Christodoulou said he and his family, including children, had been forced to put up with the woman’s foul language at home games all year.
“This happened in the row in front of me. I am proud to say that I yelled at her and told her she took it too far. She responded by saying, ‘but he’s just a monkey’.”