SportAFL tribunal: Ben Stratton handed two-week suspension for stomping and pinching incidents
Amateur footballers cop heavy match bans over on-field brawl
Eight players and a runner have copped penalties, with one deregistered from the AFL, following a brawl at an amateur football match in Perth. The bloodied punch-up occurred during a Perth Metro League, division one match between Warwick-Greenwood and Balga at Barry Britton Reserve on Sunday afternoon. Vision showed one of Balga's players being king hit from behind and a runner who went to defend him being mobbed by a group of five opposition players who kicked him to the round. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.
Hawthorn skipper Ben Stratton has been handed a two-week suspension by the tribunal.
Stratton was sent directly to the tribunal following Friday night's clash 19-point loss against Essendon.
The Hawks captain was referred directly to the tribunal on two counts, the first was for stomping on the foot of forward Shaun McKernan , and the second was for serious misconduct, after Stratton repeatedly pinched the arm of Orazio Fantasia .
Stratton in a pinch of trouble after putting the squeeze on Fantasia
Hawthorn captain Ben Stratton could come under scrutiny from the match review officer for incessantly pinching Essendon forward Orazio Fantasia on Friday night.
Stratton was also fined $1000 by the match review officer for making an obscene gesture to the crowd.
On Tuesday night, Stratton pleaded guilty to both charges and was hit with one game for each of them.
Stratton will now miss matches against Sydney and West Coast.
The 30-year-old came under enormous scrutiny for the incidents, with Kane Cornes calling for him to be stripped of the captaincy , while Hawks CEO Justin Reeves condemned his actions.
More to come.
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