The Fremantle fan who hit a woman in the throat on Friday night has appeared in court.

The 24-year-old, who has been banned for life by Domain Stadium management, allegedly hit the female after being asked to tone down his language.

Cody Yarran has been charged with several offences including assault and appeared at Perth Magistrates Court on Saturday, a day after the incident at the Fremantle-Hawthorn clash.

The woman he allegedly assaulted, who is using the alias Sarah, told Southern Cross Austereo she was enjoying the game with her family – all Hawthorn fans sitting among Fremantle supporters – when a rowdy man began swearing and challenging spectators to a fight.

The woman said she told him to “just take a seat, watch the rest of the game, you are really scaring my kids”.

Sarah says the man said he did not “give a f–k about her children” before hitting her throat with the webbing between his thumb and index finger.

Yarran will appear in court again on October 5.

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