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Scott will accept AFL punishment

  • Scott will accept AFL punishment

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 20: North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL coach Brad Scott talks to the media at Arden Street Ground on June 20, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

North Melbourne coach Brad Scott admits he made a mistake in claiming that AFL umpires had a free kick bias against Lindsay Thomas.

The league has issued Scott with a please explain and will fine him heavily after his verbal blunder following the Kangaroos' Friday night loss to Hawthorn.

Within 12 hours, North issued an unreserved apology and Scott said on Monday even if there was a basis to the claim, he should have gone directly to the AFL rather than airing it in the post-game media conference.

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