Giants star ‘confused’ by Mumford ban
GWS ruckman Shane Mumford's long-awaited return to football is set to be further delayed after he was charged with striking and offered a ban by the AFL's match review officer.
Mumford, on Friday, clashed with the Sydney's George Hewett during the third quarter of a practice match, lashing out at the Swan's head with what appeared to be an open hand, after appearing frustrated by the run-with midfielder's treatment.
Match review officer Michael Christian assessed the incident as intentional conduct with low impact to the head and yesterday offered Mumford a one-match ban.
Deledio tweeted shortly after the ban was announced: "So (we) can all expect suspensions if push with an open hand?? #confused"
Mumford was already set for a delayed start to the season after an old video emerged of the towering big man snorting a white powder.
Shane Mumford whacked George Hewett high and off the ball in the Swans-Giants practice match. pic.twitter.com/lVy6oYxeni— 7AFL (@7AFL) 22 February 2019
The match, at Blacktown International Sports Park, was won 76-52 by the Swans.
Gold Coast youngster Jack Bowes was also charged after the Suns' Saturday practice match with Brisbane.
Bowes can accept a $1500 sanction with an early plea of guilt to striking Lion Alex Witherden in the Metricon Stadium clash.