SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 18: Toby Greene of the Giants looks dejected as he walks from the field after defeat in the round 22 AFL match between the Greater Western Sydney Giants and the Western Bulldogs at GIANTS Stadium on August 18, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Former match review panel member Jimmy Bartel believes GWS star Toby Greene will escape with a fine after being referred directly to the tribunal for a rough misconduct charge.

Greene was sighted after his side’s big win over the Bulldogs on Saturday after vision emerged of him grabbing All-Australian Marcus Bontempelli’s face and shoving him into the ground during a first quarter wrestle between the pair.

Pictures after the game also showed the damage Greene’s rough play caused to Bontempelli’s body, with scars around his body and a bruised eye not helping the Giants’ star.

But when speaking to Macquarie Sports Radio on Monday morning, Jimmy Bartel believes Greene will be cleared to play in the Giants must-win semi-final matchup against the Brisbane Lions on Saturday night.

“If it was a week (suspension), why didn’t they just give him a week,” he said on Macquarie Sports Radio.

“They think he’s done some stuff around his which is not a good look, I agree with that.

“But you can only imagine once they put it in the table, it’s a fine.

“It’ll be a serious fine because he’s got so many racked up but it’ll be a fine, surely.

“It’s not a good look when you have players’ arms and hands around other players on the ground but to use the tribunal’s own reasoning in recent why Marcus Bontempelli kept playing, he got up and took his kick and kept playing.

“When you look at it first glance, it doesn’t look good but when you break it down, I think a fine is coming his way.”

Greene has a long history with the match review panel as he has been found guilty of various offences on 16 occasions, seeing him pay out $20,000 in fines and banned for a total of six matches.

Under the 2019 tribunal guidelines, more serious classifiable offences or offences which do not fit the classification table will be referred by the MRO to the Tribunal.

For incidents referred directly to the Tribunal serious intentional actions and/or serious misconduct will be subject to greater sanctions commensurate with the potential to cause serious injury and/or the potential to prejudice the reputation of any person, club or the AFL or bring the game of football into disrepute.

Greene will find out his fate on Monday night as the AFL bring forward the hearing from the usual Tuesday night timeslot.