DARWIN, AUSTRALIA - JULY 09: Bernie Vince of the Demons feels the heat during the 2016 AFL Round 16 match between the Melbourne Demons and the Fremantle Dockers at TIO Stadium on July 9, 2016 in Darwin, Australia. (Photo by Justine Walker/AFL Media/Getty Images)

Melbourne midfielder Bernie Vince was suspended for this weekend’s round two clash with Carlton, after accepting a one-match ban for striking St Kilda’s Nathan Wright.

Vince admitted the hit on Wright was payback for something the defender said to one of Vince’s teammates earlier in the match, although there was one thing wrong with the execution of the retaliation.

It was the wrong guy.

“I thought he said something to one of the younger boys a bit earlier,” Vince said on Nova 100’s Chrissie, Sam and Browny.

“I thought I’d remember that. But it was only about 20 seconds later, I didn’t hold off for too long.

“I think I got the wrong bloke anyway.”

Vince saw the lighter side of the incident, as the veteran joked about the force of his hit.

“It was a bit of an aggressive sort of cuddle I thought,” Vince laughed.