Terlich, 24, posted a picture of himself and teammate Georgiou, also 24, on his Instagram account as they took part in the annual ‘Mad Monday’ – a celebration that marks the end of the AFL season and usually involves heavy consumption of alcohol.

Terlich was seen in the picture dressed up as Harris while Georgiou was spotted wearing a dress and a wig with pig-tails.

Melbourne Head Coach Paul Roos issued an “unreserved apology” to anyone offended by his players’ behaviour and has labelled their actions “unacceptable”.

“I find it hard to believe a couple of players could turn up like that and as a footy club (we are) completely unhappy with their behaviour,” he said a news conference on Tuesday.

In a joint statement, the pair admitted they had been insenstive, explaining: “We would like to apologise for our actions yesterday and the harm we caused. It was an insensitive choice and we are very embarrassed by it.

“Our thoughtless actions compromised the club and we sincerely apologise for that. We let down the supporters and everyone involved in the Club.

“We would also like to apologise to the AFL for our actions at a time when the attention should be on the teams playing finals.”

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