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Richmond fined $5000 by AFL

Richmond fined $5000 by AFL

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Last update 15/06/2012 at 18:54 - Published on 15/06/2012 at 18:52
By Eurosport - 15/06/2012 at 18:54

Richmond have been fined $5000 after one of their trainers abused a field umpire in the aftermath of last weekend's narrow loss to Fremantle.

AFL football operations manager Adrian Anderson said the league chose to impose the financial sanction on the Tigers, as head coach Damien Hardwick had also approached the umpires during a recent game.

The latest incident was brought to the AFL's attention after it was included in a report by the umpires.

"All match-day staff are required to adhere to a clear set of guidelines in relation to their conduct towards umpires," said Anderson.

"It is important that the AFL continues to take a zero tolerance approach in dealing with umpire abuse, as a negative match-day environment is still the primary factor impacting on the recruitment and retention of umpires in community football across Australia."

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