Statement Regarding Wellington Phoenix Players Payne and Sail

The Wellington Phoenix can confirm that two of their players were involved in an incident while in self-isolation in Australia earlier this week.

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The incident involved Tim Payne and Oliver Sail, who were based with the team at a remote facility in New South Wales for a mandated 14-day self-isolation period, and the use and damage of facility property. 

Despite reports to the contrary, initial investigations have found that Tim Payne was not arrested during the incident and no member of the public was involved.

The Wellington Phoenix is taking the matter very seriously and is continuing its investigations. The club will release a further statement once its investigation is complete.