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UPDATED: Switkowski cops two-week ban

Updated: May 24


Tuesday: Sam Switowski will miss the next fortnight of football after being found guilty of serious misconduct.


The tribunal heard Ginnivan did not require treatment for any injury but tribunal counsel Andrew Woods said there was a risk of serious injury. He said Switkowski used two motions to apply force to Ginnivan’s arm.


Switowski said he would accept the penalty handed down from the tribunal.


“It’s certainly not in my nature to do such an act out on the field. I’m super relieved Jack didn’t sustain any injuries,”


Monday: Fremantle forward Sam Switkowski has been referred directly to the AFL tribunal, cited for serious misconduct in the Dockers round ten loss to Collingwood.


The 25 year old small forward was cited for an incident in the fourth quarter on Collingwood young gun Jack Ginnivan, appearing to pull his arm back in a 'chicken wing' motion that has drawn the ire of match review officer Michael Christian.


'Based on the available evidence, the incident was assessed as Serious Misconduct. ' an AFL statement read.


'The incident was classified as a direct referral to the Tribunal and the player cannot accept an early plea.'


Switkowski had 12 disposals and kicked a goal in the 36 point loss to the Pies, having only just returned after missing a week with concussion.


His tribunal hearing will be held later in the week.


IMAGE: Hunter Valley News.