MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 14: Ben Stratton and his Hawks team mates look dejected after losing the round 13 AFL match between the Essendon Bombers and the Hawthorn Hawks at Marvel Stadium on June 14, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Hawthorn captain Ben Stratton has been hit with a two-game ban for pinching Bomber Orazio Fantasia, and stomping on the foot of Essendon’s Shaun McKernan on Friday night.

He received a one-match ban for the two separate incidents, with his total suspension equaling two games.

Stratton was sent directly to the Tribunal for both incidents, with Match Review Officer Michael Christian suggesting the defender be charged with ‘serious misconduct’.

The skipper will now miss Hawthorn’s games against Sydney and West Coast.