‘Not a good look for the game’: Toby Greene fronts tribunal over umpire bump charge


GWS Giants star Toby Greene is facing the tribunal in a bid to keep his AFL season alive, after being charged with making intentional contact with an umpire.

Greene pleaded not guilty to the charge after footage showed him bumping into umpire Matt Stevic at half-time of the Giants’ elimination final win over Sydney on Saturday.

Both Greene and Stevic have given evidence to the tribunal, with the former saying he “strongly disagrees” that contact made was intentional.

He said he was not aware he had made contact with Stevic until it was raised with him in a post-match interview.

“I do apologise for making contact and it’s certainly something I wasn’t trying to do,” Greene said.

Stevic told the tribunal he did not feel Greene’s conduct was aggressive and said the contact made was “minor”.

“I don’t think it’s a good look for the game. I would say there’s an element of it being disrespectful,” Stevic said.

Greene could be facing a ban of several games should he be found guilty.

The Giants are set to face Geelong in a semi-final in Perth on Friday night.

More to come.


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