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Richmond have suspended the membership of the fan who racially vilified West Coast forward Liam Ryan on social media over the weekend.

The Tigers have taken away the membership of the fan for the next two years, taking all of their member rights away from them.

The news came from the Tigers just hours after West Coast posted a video on their social media channels, describing the hurt the comments have on those who they are directed at.

The Eagles said they were taking a stand, and started the hashtag #whenwillitend, after Nic Naitanui called out the supporter and used that hashtag earlier in the week.

AFL House also released the following statement on Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.