Geelong forward Tom Hawkins will miss the Cats’ clash with Collingwood this Sunday after the AFL Tribunal handed him a one-match suspension for making intentional contact with an umpire during the Cats’ win over GWS last Friday night.
Hawkins was going up for a mark late in the second quarter before collecting Giants defender Nick Haynes with a knee in the back, which prompted umpire Dean Margetts to pay a 50-metre penalty against Hawkins.
Margetts was explaining the 50 to Hawkins before the Cat seemed to slap Margetts’ hand.
The umpire can then be heard telling Hawkins, “hey, don’t touch me either.”
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The one-week suspension means Hawkins will miss Geelong’s clash with Collingwood at the MCG on Sunday, although he will be available for selection for the Cats’ round 10 clash with Essendon.