The AFL’s Match Review Officer Michael Christian has decided on a penalty for Geelong’s Patrick Dangerfield after the 2016 Brownlow Medallist appeared to strike Matt de Boer off the ball at GMHBA Stadium on Saturday.
Dangerfield has been offered a $2000 financial penalty only, leaving him free to play in this week’s Easter Monday clash versus Hawthorn at the MCG, and still eligible for the Brownlow Medal.
The incident comes just a week after Dustin Martin was fined for striking De Boer in a match which also saw him suspended a week for striking Adam Kennedy.
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