Sport Ed Curnow suspended after AFL appeal upheld, brother Charlie free to play

13:56  17 may  2018
13:56  17 may  2018 Source:   msn.com

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Carlton's Ed Curnow is suspended for one match following a successful AFL appeal against his tribunal verdict but his younger brother Charlie is free to play for the Blues this weekend.

Carlton's Ed Curnow has been suspended for one match following a successful AFL appeal against his tribunal verdict but his younger brother Charlie is free to play for the Blues this weekend. Topics: australian - football - league , sport, melbourne-3000, carlton-3053 More stories from Victoria.

  Ed Curnow suspended after AFL appeal upheld, brother Charlie free to play © Getty Images Carlton's Ed Curnow has been suspended for one match following a successful AFL appeal against his tribunal verdict but his younger brother Charlie is free to play for the Blues this weekend.

Both Ed and Charlie were found not guilty of intentional contact with an umpire but guilty of the lesser charge of making careless contact at the tribunal on Tuesday night.

The AFL appealed the decision by the tribunal to clear the Curnows of making intentional contact at an appeals hearing on Thursday afternoon.

Ed Curnow had placed an open hand on umpire Nathan Williamson during Carlton's match against Essendon on Saturday, in what appeared to be a dismissive gesture as Williamson was talking to the midfielder.

AFL ump touch confusion after Blues fined

  AFL ump touch confusion after Blues fined The AFL tribunal has fined Carlton's Ed and Charlie Curnow a week after Geelong's Tom Hawkins was banned for the same offence.AFL football boss Steve Hocking still has the option to appeal after Charlie and Ed Curnow were fined rather than suspended after being sent directly to the tribunal for making intentional contact with an umpire.

Carlton midfielder Ed Curnow has been suspended for one-match for making intentional contact with an umpire after the AFL 's appeal into the tribunal's penalty was upheld . The 28-year-old will now miss Sunday's clash with Melbourne, while his brother Charlie is free to play after having the appeal

Charlie Curnow (left) and brother Ed Curnow will learn their fate after Thursday’s appeal board hearing. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images. Ed Curnow – but not his brother Charlie – has been banned from Sunday’s clash with Melbourne by the AFL appeal board

Charlie Curnow touched Matt Stevic and pushed him away from a scuffle that broke out between a group of players.

The AFL had appealed both sanctions on the grounds that no tribunal acting reasonably could have come to that decision given the evidence before it, and that the sanctions imposed were manifestly inadequate.

More to come.

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