Lyon has been cleared of any wrongdoing by the AFL after being accused of grabbing a supporter around the throat at ANZ Stadium on Saturday.
The AFL has cleared Ross Lyon of any wrongdoing after his altercation with a fan following the Dockers’ qualifying final loss to Sydney on Saturday.
Lyon reacted after being hit on the back through the stand at ANZ Stadium, turning quickly to confront a Sydney-based Fremantle supporter.
The supporter, David Scale, said Lyon grabbed him by the throat and swore at him.
“I tapped him on the back and said ‘get around the boys’,” Scale told Channel Seven.
“He literally did a 180 degree turn and just grabbed me by the throat for three ‘Mississipis’.
“He was like ‘don’t ‘effen grab me’.”
Lyon played down the incident post-match.
“Someone hit me on the back and I responded. That was about the size of it,” he said after the Dockers’ loss.
“I just felt some force to my back so I turned around and said ‘Please don’t do that’.
“It (walking through the crowd) is never an issue but you only need one.
“It is a safe environment, you’ve got security, sometimes things happen.”
The AFL will take no further action after its football operations department received a security report today from ANZ Stadium officials and analysed all available vision of the incident.