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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Charlie Curnow (L) and brother Ed Curnow of the Carlton Blues leave after their AFL Tribunal Hearing into intentional contact with an umpire at AFL House on May 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Age or size never deterred Charlie Curnow , the youngest of five siblings. He was in the thick of every contest, despite brother Ed ’s will to win. The early diagnosis on the kneecap was that Curnow couldn’t play again in 2015. But after consulting surgeon Julian Feller, he returned for Geelong

  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.

Charlie Curnow (L) and brother Ed Curnow of the Carlton Blues leave after their AFL Tribunal Hearing into intentional contact with an umpire at AFL House on May 15, 2018 in Melbourne, Australia.

Geelong forward Tom Hawkins was suspended for one match after he pushed away the arm of umpire Dean Margetts last week, and Carlton's Ed Curnow may find himself in similar Curnow finished with 24 touches and two goals in the 13-point win, his brother Charlie pitching in with three majors.

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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