Collingwood footballers Lachlan Keeffe and Josh Thomas have allegedly tested positive in a recent drug test. 

The pair have tested positive to the presence of the drug clenbuterol in samples taken earlier this year during training periods. 

The players have both been suspended after the results and could be dismissed from the club. 

Clenbuterol is a drug used for asthma and is banned by WADA as it is a performance enhancing drug. It is also often used to burn fat and build muscle. It is also used in meat production in some countries for it’s effect of creating leaner meat with a higher muscle to fat ratio. 

In 2011, more than 100 Mexican footballers were found with this drug in their system, however they were all cleared as it was established that the drug is present in meats that may have been consumed by the players. 

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