PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07: Nat Fyfe of the Dockers celebrates after scoring a goal during the round three AFL match between the Gold Coast Suns and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on April 7, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Fremantle have released the following statement on fremantlefc.com.au, regarding the one-match sanction handed to club captain Nat Fyfe for his elbow on Collingwood’s Levi Greenwood on Sunday.

The Dockers confirmed they would challenge the suspension, with the Tribunal hearing set for Tuesday night.

The Fremantle Football Club has advised the AFL it will challenge Nat Fyfe’s one-match sanction for striking during the club’s clash with Collingwood on Sunday at the MCG.

Fyfe made contact with Collingwood’s Levi Greenwood during the third quarter of the game.

Based on the available video evidence and a medical report from the Collingwood Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the head, which carries a one-match suspension.

Fremantle has decided to challenge the ban and risk the $10,000 fee if it is upheld.

If the appeal is successful, Fyfe will be free to face Adelaide at Optus Stadium this Sunday in a clash that will be his 150th for Fremantle.

The tribunal hearing is set to be held on Tuesday.

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