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Sunday, 8 September 2019

The photo that could end Giants star's finals campaign


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If this photo is presented as evidence at Toby Greene's AFL Tribunal hearing on Tuesday night, then the Giants star is headed for a early holiday.

Greene is in danger of a season-ending suspension after being sent directly to the Tribunal on a serious misconduct charge by Match Review Officer Michael Christian.

The controversial forward was cited for an alleged eye-gouge of Western Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli in the first quarter of the Giants' elimination final win.

A photograph of Bontempelli taken by the cameramen at the ground after the match shows the Bulldogs star nursing heavy bruising under his right eye which his presumed to be from the incident involving Greene.

Marcus Bontempelli

The incident between Greene and Bontempelli was one of several spot fires that took place in what was at times a spiteful clash at GIANTS Stadium.

Greene's teammate Harry Himmelberg was also charged with striking Bontempelli in the stomach in the first quarter, but can accept a $2000 sanction if he takes an early plea.

Hounded by tagger Matt de Boer, Bontempelli was unable to get into the game, tallying just 13 disposals as the Bulldogs' vaunted midfield was smashed around the ground.

Following the Giants' win, coach Leon Cameron denied that his side had pre-planned an assault on the newly-crowned AFLCA Player of the Year.

Marcus Bontempelli

"I think the physicality of the game just took it there," Cameron told 3AW Radio.

"Matthew de Boer's played strong all year. He's very aggressive at the man and the footy. It was just a final, we raised the stakes by five or 10 percent.

"We all know that Bontempelli is one of the top two or three players in the competition. (De Boer) walked away three weeks ago knowing that Bontempelli beat him in the first encounter.

"He was determined to try and make sure he could get back and square it up."

If this photo is presented as evidence at Toby Greene's AFL Tribunal hearing on Tuesday night, then the Giants star is headed for a early holiday.

Greene is in danger of a season-ending suspension after being sent directly to the Tribunal on a serious misconduct charge by Match Review Officer Michael Christian.

The controversial forward was cited for an alleged eye-gouge of Western Bulldogs star Marcus Bontempelli in the first quarter of the Giants' elimination final win.

A photograph of Bontempelli taken by the cameramen at the ground after the match shows the Bulldogs star nursing heavy bruising under his right eye which his presumed to be from the incident involving Greene.

Marcus Bontempelli

The incident between Greene and Bontempelli was one of several spot fires that took place in what was at times a spiteful clash at GIANTS Stadium.

Greene's teammate Harry Himmelberg was also charged with striking Bontempelli in the stomach in the first quarter, but can accept a $2000 sanction if he takes an early plea.

Hounded by tagger Matt de Boer, Bontempelli was unable to get into the game, tallying just 13 disposals as the Bulldogs' vaunted midfield was smashed around the ground.

Following the Giants' win, coach Leon Cameron denied that his side had pre-planned an assault on the newly-crowned AFLCA Player of the Year.

Marcus Bontempelli

"I think the physicality of the game just took it there," Cameron told 3AW Radio.

"Matthew de Boer's played strong all year. He's very aggressive at the man and the footy. It was just a final, we raised the stakes by five or 10 percent.

"We all know that Bontempelli is one of the top two or three players in the competition. (De Boer) walked away three weeks ago knowing that Bontempelli beat him in the first encounter.

"He was determined to try and make sure he could get back and square it up."

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