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Franklin cleared by MRP

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 29: Lance Franklin of the Swans in action during the 2017 AFL round 06 match between the Carlton Blues and the Sydney Swans at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on April 29, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Michael Willson/AFL Media)
Lance Franklin has been cleared by the Match Review Panel.

Star forward Lance Franklin has been cleared by the Match Review Panel of an incident involving Carlton defender Alex Silvagni.

The match review panel assessed contact between the Sydney Swans’ Lance Franklin and Carlton’s Alex Silvagni from the first quarter of Saturday’s match.

Franklin makes high contact with an open hand and a free kick was paid at the time for the contact.

It was the view of the panel the force used was below that required to constitute a report. No further action was taken.