PERTH, WESTERN AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 05: Andrew Brayshaw of the Dockers leaves the field with a suspected broken jaw from contact with Andrew Gaff of the Eagles during the round 20 AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and the Fremantle Dockers at Optus Stadium on August 5, 2018 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images)

The AFL will consider introducing the red-card rule for the 2019 season, according

The report states the red cards will be used for “violent non-football actions”, with an in-game video referral system a possibility to help determine incidents worthy of a send-off.

Under the system, players would be sent to the ‘sin bin’ for a period of time while the incident is assessed by an independent officer.

As an alternative to red-cards, the AFL will also consider allowing teams a substitute player to replace a played forced out of the game due to a non-football action.

The red-card rule has been hotly debated since Fremantle’s Andrew Brayshaw was left with a badly broken jaw and three displaced teeth following a round 20 incident involving West Coast’s Andrew Gaff.

Former Melbourne forward Tom Bugg’s unprovoked punch on Callum Mills last year would also warrant a red card under the proposed system.

However incidents such as Jeremy Cameron’s hit on Harris Andrews, which occurred in a marking contest may not be given a red-card.

All proposals are likely to be submitted to the AFL Commission during the summer, with a final decision not expected before December.