AFL boss' explosive admission over Greene ban

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AFL brag Gillon McLachlan has revealed the league's lawyers are looking into appealing GWS prima Toby Greene's three-week ban, with the CEO confirming helium hoped for harsher punishment.

The three-match suspension means Greene volition miss Friday's knockout semi-final against Geelong, arsenic good arsenic his side's imaginable preliminary last and expansive last fixtures aft it was deemed helium made intentional interaction with an umpire

McLachlan took clip distant from addressing the determination to grant Perth this season's AFL expansive final erstwhile questioned connected Greene's verdict.

"If I'm honest, personally, I find it hard to reconcile however it tin beryllium intentional behaviour that was aggressive, demonstrative and disrespectful, and I deliberation it was recovered to beryllium each of those things and past lone beryllium 3 weeks," McLachlan said.

"We asked for six. These are the facts.

Shane Crawford expects a lengthy suspension to beryllium handed down to Toby Greene

"I'm uncovering that personally hard to reconcile however it tin lone beryllium 3 weeks.

"As the CEO of the league, I'm saying to assemblage leagues and others that I find that determination perplexing."

McLachlan was asked if helium would entreaty the decision, replying that helium had spoken to the league's lawyers.

"I've spoken to the lawyers astir our entreaty rights," helium said.

"They're looking astatine that astatine the moment."

During today's marathon hearing, which lasted much than 4 hours, the AFL argued for a suspension of nary little than six games, portion Greene's ineligible squad called for a good of $20,000-$25,000 and nary ban.

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