Collingwood coach Nathan Buckley has criticised the two-week ban handed down to Chris Masten for biting Fremantle’s Nick Suban.

Buckley said the penalty was too lenient given the guilty verdict.

“I didn’t sit in the tribunal, but if you’re guilty of biting then you’d expect the penalty to be a little greater than that,” Buckley said.

“Without all the evidence, the immediate sort of reaction is that either you’re absolved or there’s a greater penalty.

“Biting is clearly not acceptable and any other potential reportable elements or disrespect that we’ve seen I think has been stamped on by players to players, let alone outside of the white line.”