Brisbane's Jarrod Berry has been handed a one-game suspension for making unreasonable or unnecessary contact to the eye region of Melbourne's Clayton Oliver during Friday night's semi-final win over the Demons.
The suspension will rule Berry out of next Friday night's preliminary final against Geelong should he opt not to challenge the Match Review Officer's charge, or fail in a challenge at the AFL Tribunal.
The incident in question occurred in the third term of the game, with Berry and Oliver wrestling in the middle of the MCG away from play.
Footage of the pair's grappling shows Berry make contact with Oliver's face amid the scuffle.
It was of the MRO's view that Berry's actions were deemed Intentional Conduct, Low Impact and High Contact, resulting in the one-game suspension.
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Multiple reports have suggested the Lions are heavily in favour of challenging the charge in hope Berry is made available for next week's preliminary final.
Berry was a standout for Brisbane against the Demons, recording 26 disposals, 8 marks and 4 clearances in the 13-point win.
It's likel the Lions look to get the conduct charge of 'intentional' downgraded to 'careless', an outcome that would see Berry free to play.
Brisbane and Berry will confirm their decision as to whether they challenge the charge or not in the next 24 hours.