Fremantle have lodged an appeal against star midfielder Nat Fyfe’s two-game striking ban.
Fyfe fronted the AFL Tribunal last night in the hopes of getting his two-game suspension for striking Hawthorn’s Jordan Lewis downgraded to one match on the sidelines.
But chairman Ross Howie dismissed the club’s attempt to argue the strike was reckless, rather than intentional, leaving Fyfe out of the final two games of the home-and-away season and with 76.25 carryover points.
The club this morning asked for an extension to decide whether to appeal the ruling.
They had until 4pm (WA time) to make a call and about 3.20pm AFL spokesman Patrick Keane confirmed that Fremantle had lodged appeal, to be heard tomorrow night.