Footy fence flipper not fined


The Brisbane lions have moved to clarify a fan who acrobatically turned a fence during their fight against the Gold Coast, not being fined or charged.

The man longed over a railing behind the targets and reached out in an attempt to touch a shot on goal. But he extended too far and overturned his head over the railing before he managed to stop falling down on the ground by grabbing the rail.

Queensland-based AFL reporter Ant Wingard claimed that the man was fined $ 3000 and ordered to the front, but the lions felt the report "wrong."

Wingard later explained for his original report.


North Melbourne veteran Shaun Higgins recovers well in hospital after being heavily haunted at Roos' disturbed AFL win over Hawthorn.

The 30-year-old got out cold in a disease collision with Ryan Burton at the Etihad Stadium, just after his wife gave birth to their first child on Sunday.

"He's doing very well … he's been cleared of neck injury, there's no bride, but I think he's got some plastic surgery on his lip," said Rose's skipper Jack Ziebell to journalists on Monday morning. [19659003] AAP


A calf prosecutor will likely cost Orazio Fantasia somewhere in Essendon's AFL team for their Anzac Day collision with Collingwood.

Coach John Worsfold told SEN radio Monday morning that his little forward is set to lose a race over time to be fit to play.

"He pushes to try to get up, but at this point it seems he will probably miss," he said.

"We will of course consider him again tomorrow and just get a feel for where he is."

"Then it comes down to the medical call in connection with how Fantasia feels. At this stage he is unlikely."

Fantasia's absence would be a blow to the bombers who scored 39 goals in 2017 and emphasized his place in Essendon's best 22.

The 22-year-old has already played on two Anzac Day games, including a critical four-goal last year that helped bombers to victory. Fantasia had a slow start of the year, and debuted in round three after knee surgery in the pre-season.

Collingwood has a number of senior players on their injury list, including Taylor Adams, Jamie Elliott, Darcy Moore and Levi Greenwood. Daniel Wells is finally out of Magpies' list of injuries, but played on the VFL weekend, making him a non-starter for the showpiece match.

Essendon's inaccessibility among senior players is much better with Mitch Brown to meet a test on his calf after being a late withdrawal from the club's victory over Port Adelaide last week.

Patrick Ambrose is suspended for a VFL indiscretion and Travis Colyer is at least 14 days away from a return due to a foot issue.




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