AFL hits GWS Giants with $20,000 fine for Jason McCartney’s clash with umpires during match
The AFL has fined Greater Western Sydney $20,000 in the wake of the club’s general manager of football, Jason McCartney, approaching umpires during last Friday night’s match against the Bulldogs in Canberra.
- McCartney breached AFL rules by approaching umpires at half-time
- He apologised for the incident and accepted responsibility for his actions
- The AFL says it will not tolerate “disrespect towards umpires”
The incident, a breach of AFL rules, occurred at half-time in the round-six match at Manuka Oval, which the Bulldogs won by 39 points.
McCartney was reportedly upset by the free kick count that heavily favoured the Bulldogs in the opening two quarters. The Giants were trailing by eight points at half-time.