Franklin suspended by MRO for striking incident

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Lance Franklin has been handed a one-match prohibition for striking Fremantle's Luke Ryan successful Sydney's 40-point triumph implicit Fremantle connected Sunday.

The incidental occurred successful the 2nd 4th of the match, with the AFL's Match Review Officer assessing the incidental arsenic "careless behaviour [with] mean interaction [and] precocious contact".

Franklin's prohibition comes aft AFL large Dermott Brereton admitted that the Swans prima would beryllium successful occupation astatine the clip of the incident, which saw him drawback Ryan successful the caput with a swinging near limb connected the bound enactment arsenic helium was tackled.

"Lance doesn't person immoderate bigger instrumentality than me, but he's successful existent occupation for that," Brereton said connected Fox Footy's coverage.

"That is considered, it's landed. Just due to the fact that the lad keeps playing connected doesn't mean helium didn't elbow him successful the look with a considered action. He's successful existent strife."

Franklin's swinging near limb connected Ryan was met with fury from Fremantle's players who grappled with the Swans large (Getty)

Franklin's stroke to Ryan's caput resulted successful a escaped footwear Freemantle's mode and caused a momentary scuffle betwixt the 2 sides connected the bound line.

The suspension puts a dent successful Franklin's hopes of reaching the magical 1000-goal people this season, with conscionable 3 location and distant matches near aft this weekend.

Franklin is presently 17 goals abbreviated of becoming the sixth subordinate successful VFL/AFL past to footwear 1000 vocation goals.

Swans defender Dane Rampe was besides cited by the AFL's MRO, charged with tripping Dockers prima Michael Walters successful the 2nd quarter.

Rampe was deed with a $2000 good for the travel aft it was deemed arsenic "intentional behaviour [with] debased interaction [and] assemblage contact".

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