AFL tribunal bans Alex Silvagni four games

Fremantle’s Alex Silvagni has been banned four games by the AFL tribunal for his behind-play hit on West Coast’s Jamie Cripps.

Silvagni told the tribunal he’s embarrassed at striking Cripps during Sunday’s western derby in Perth.

“It didn’t sit with me well at the time, during the game, or still now,” Silvagni said.

“As a footballer I don’t like seeing it and I didn’t mean to do it.”

Earlier, Brisbane Lion Luke McGuane has cost himself another $500 with an unsuccessful challenge at the tribunal.

McGuane was initially fined $1000 by the match review panel for rough conduct against Carlton’s Kade Simpson.

He opted to challenge at the tribunal but the charge was upheld and McGuane was instead fined $1500.

The tribunal is about to hear the biting case against Eagle Chris Masten.

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