AFL General Manager Football Operations Steve Hocking said the AFL had received a written explanation and apology from Sydney Swans player Dane Rampe, regarding two incidents during last Friday’s Round Eight match against Essendon at the SCG.
Mr Hocking said the AFL had determined the player would be sanctioned for both incidents under AFL rule 2.3 ‘Conduct unbecoming or prejudicial to the interests of the AFL’.
The sanctions imposed on Dane Rampe are as follows:
Comments directed to an Umpire
- Rampe was sanctioned $10,000, with $5,000 suspended.
Climbing the Goal Post
- Rampe was sanctioned $1,000, fully suspended.
Mr Hocking said the AFL took into account the public apology from Dane on Monday afternoon, and the fact he acknowledged his actions were not appropriate in either incident.
“As a senior player in our game, and a captain of his football club, Dane is well aware the derogatory nature of his remarks are completely unacceptable and have no place in our game.”
The club was formally notified in writing today of the AFL’s decision.