Seven West Media released this short statement from CEO Tim Worner last night about his position on the Sydney Swans board:
“Please be advised that today I have tendered my resignation from the board of the Sydney Swans and that my resignation has been accepted, effective immediately.
“My hope is that by standing down, I can relieve pressure on the Board and the Club and let them concentrate on the business of football, and a successful home and away season in 2017.
“During last year, working alongside some of the best business and sporting brains in the industry was a privilege – and an experience I’m most grateful for.
“As the Club surges towards the last weekend in September, I’ll be right there beside them, and wish them every success.”