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Roos defender accepts striking fine

  • Roos defender accepts striking fine

    MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 27: Michael Firrito of the Kangaroos is tackled by Ben McKay during a North Melbourne Kangaroos AFL training session at Arden Street Ground on January 27, 2016 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

The AFL tribunal can take Tuesday night off with North Melbourne's Michael Firrito accepting a fine for striking Adelaide forward Mitch McGovern.

Firrito was the only player cited by the match review panel on Monday after their assessment of round 14 AFL action, with the Roos defender taking the $1000 fine offered for striking McGovern during his side's 33-point loss to the Crows.

Of course, the major talking point to come out of the round was Geelong superstar Patrick Dangerfield's brief skirmish with St Kilda's Jarryn Geary.

Dangerfield caught Geary in the head with his knee as he attempted to break free of a tackle during the Cats' shock loss to the Saints at Etihad Stadium on Saturday night.

But the MRP assessed the contact as accidental and as a result the red-hot Brownlow Medal favourite is still able to take out the game's highest individual prize.

Richmond's Jacob Townsend was also cleared of wrongdoing after he was involved in a collision that left Brisbane's Mitch Robinson concussed.

The Lions midfielder was knocked out of the game in the second quarter, with the MRP ruling both players were legitimately trying to win possession.

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