West Coast forward Liam Ryan may face a financial sanction from the AFL after flipping the bird late in his side’s loss to Essendon on Saturday night.
With just under one minute remaining in the game, Ryan was involved in a heavy one-on-one contest with Mason Redman as the Bombers defender spoiled the ball away from Ryan and over the boundary line.
Redman then gave Ryan, who was still on the ground, a light knee to the ribs, prompting the West Coast goalkicker to get to his feet and briefly remonstrate with Redman.
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The players were then separated before Ryan raised his middle finger in action that was seen on the live broadcast.
It’s unclear who Ryan was directing his gesture to at the time.
Speaking on Fox Footy’s Saturday Stretch, Herald Sun reporter Jon Ralph said Ryan could cop a “little fine” from the AFL.
“He just flipped the bird in extreme frustration there.
“I’m not suggesting it’s a shocking act.
“Maybe the AFL considers a $1000 fine for him … It’s not a hanging offence.”
Ralph pointed out that Richmond superstar Dustin Martin copped a $2500 fine from the AFL for directing abusive gestures towards Giants opponents, including the middle finger salute, during a game in 2019.
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