MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 25: Alastair Lynch of the Lions clashes with Darryl Wakelin of the Power during the AFL Grand Final between the Port Adelaide Power and the Brisbane Lions at the Melbourne Cricket Ground September 25, 2004 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

We've decided to go back through and look at the longest suspensions in AFL history.

To qualify for this list, the incident must have occurred at a game and on the field of play from anywhere between 1990 to now.


1. Alastair Lynch - 2004 vs. Port Adelaide - 10 games

In 2004, Brisbane were going for an unbelievable fourth premiership in a row. Now that wouldn't eventuate, but it didn't stop Alastair Lynch from going down swinging, literally.

It was late in the first quarter when Lynch went at Darryl Wakelin and the two didn't much around. They started wrestling and throwing punches almost immediately. At one point Jason Akermanis and Gavin Wanganeen looked as if they would join/intervene, however they both thought better of it.

It was a violent incident that Lynch would go on to regret. He never served his 10 game ban, due to retiring after that match.