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Hawthorn coach fined over criticism of umpires

The AFL has slapped Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson with a $20,000 fine over his criticism of the umpires following the Hawks’ loss to Gold Coast.

“I’m not allowed to comment on disgraceful umpiring so I’m better off not saying anything, aren’t I?” Clarkson replied when asked about a contentious 50m penalty in his post-match press conference.

Clarkson publicly apologised for the remark on Sunday, but was still issued with the fine, $15,000 of which is suspended until the end of the season.


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