The scuffle occurred after the prolific GWS forward laid a hard tackle on McGovern that was viewed as dangerous by the officiating umpire.
Anything to worry about here for Jacob Weitering after some contact to the face of Toby Greene?
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In other MRO news, GWS' Toby Bedford has been suspended by Michael Christian for the Giants' elimination final fixture against St Kilda for rough conduct against Carlton's Zac Fisher during the third quarter on Sunday.
The MRO judged Bedford's act to be careless conduct, medium impact, and high contact. It seems likely the Giants will elect to challenge the suspension at the Tribunal.
With reference to Weitering's incident, a player can be charged with 'unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the eye region' of an opponent - an offence that was handed down to Brisbane's Dayne Zorko earlier this season.
The AFL states the "eye region" has been defined to be "in the vicinity of the eye socket".
Zorko was handed a one-game suspension for making contact to the eye region of Adelaide's Luker Pedlar in Round 11, with the MRO handing down the charge and grading the Lion's actions as intentional conduct, low impact, and high contact.
Zorko was unsuccessful in challenging his charge at the AFL Tribunal, with the suspension standing.
His teammate, Jarrod Berry, was handed a one-game suspension for a similar act on Melbourne's Clayton Oliver in last year's final series, however, the Brisbane midfielder was deemed free to play in his side's preliminary final after a successful Tribunal hearing.