Fremantle have lost its second appeal to have Nat Fyfe’s two-week ban for striking reduced.
Fremantle has had its second attempt to reduce Nat Fyfe’s two-week suspension for striking rejected.
Fyfe struck Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis in an off-the-ball incident during the first quarter of the Dockers’ 19-point last Sunday.
The tribunal wasted no time laying down its verdict on Tuesday, and reports suggest the AFL appeals board took under ten minutes on Thursday night to throw out the appeal.
Fyfe’s representatives appealed on the basis that an error in law had been made, arguing tribunal chair Ross Howie directed the jury to find the star midfielder guilty.
The 22-year-old will miss the Dockers’ clash with Brisbane on Sunday, as well as the round 23 crunch clash with Port Adelaide at Patersons Stadium.