Tom Lynch has been referred directly to tribunal for striking Michael Hurley pic.twitter.com/4H3oEVtWr0— 7AFL (@7AFL) August 23, 2020
Richmond star Tom Lynch is headed straight to the tribunal after he was cited for a third striking incident in two weeks.
Tom Lynch has been referred directly to tribunal for striking Michael Hurley pic.twitter.com/4H3oEVtWr0
— 7AFL (@7AFL) August 23, 2020
Match Review Officer Michael Christian was given the licence to defer Lynch’s case straight to the tribunal due to this being his third striking offence.
This will give Lynch the chance to explain his actions and explain why he has gotten caught up in the same type of incident over recent weeks.
The tribunal can hand down any punishment they see fit, as opposed to following the guidelines Christian would have to follow.
— SuperFooty (AFL) (@superfooty) August 23, 2020
Grimes seemed to make the most of a slight push from Jake Stringer, which led to Anthony McDonald- Tipungwuti marking and kicking a goal, before the umpire pulled it back for a Richmond free kick.
It is Grimes’ second sanction for staging.
Vlastuin was sanctioned for an incident that occurred late in the game and led to a 50 metre penalty and goal for Vlastuin.
Vlastuin marked as Tom Bellchambers made contact with the Tigers’ shoulder, where Vlastuin then through his head back indicating head high contact.
Grimes can accept a $750 fine for his second offence while Vlastuin can accept $500 for his first.