Gazza offered a week

May 27, 2019 3:55 pm in by

IT is a case of third time unlucky for Gary Ablett, with the Match Review Officer handing the Geelong great a one-week suspension for striking Gold Coast’s Anthony Miles in Saturday night’s clash at Metricon Stadium.

Michael Christian deemed the strike as intentional conduct with low impact and high contact.

If he chooses not to challenge the offer at the AFL Tribunal, Ablett would be suspended for the first time in his glittering 331-game career and miss Saturday’s twilight clash with Sydney at GMHBA Stadium.

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Ablett managed to have a one-week offer for elbowing Essendon’s Dylan Shiel in Round 7 to a fine, while contact on North Melbourne’s Sam Wright the following week was deemed as insufficient force by the MRO.

The 35-year-old was the only player offered a suspension, with Melbourne’s Clayton Oliver, Greater Western Sydney’s Toby Greene, and St Kilda’s Luke Dunstan all offered $2000 fines for striking.

The match-day report laid against Saint Ben Long for rough conduct on Carlton’s Levi Casboult has been withdrawn due to insufficient force.

Twitter: @tom_king79


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