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An Adelaide Crows fan who slapped Western Bulldogs captain Easton Picket at the at the back of all through a conflict at Adelaide Oval has been banned from the stadium for the rest of the season.
The Adelaide Soccer Membership, along side the Stadium Control Authority, launched a remark on Wednesday — following an investigation into the incident which came about all through the spherical 9 conflict between the Crows and Bulldogs final Friday.
Within the incident, a Crows fan reached over the fence and made touch with Picket when he were given with reference to the oval boundary simply prior to part time.
An investigation has recognized the person, who was once now not a membership member — and the SMA has banned him from attending AFL video games at Adelaide Oval for the rest of the season.
“The Adelaide Soccer Membership at the side of the Stadium Control Authority have finished an investigation right into a crowd behaviour incident at Adelaide Oval on Friday night time,” the remark mentioned.
“The investigation has recognized the fan, who isn’t a membership member and had borrowed the price tag from an acquaintance.
“The SMA has banned the individual concerned from attending AFL video games at Adelaide Oval for the remainder of the season.”
The Crows member who lent the price tag to his acquaintance was once “extraordinarily remorseful” and won a caution from the membership.
Following the ban, the Adelaide Soccer Membership took the chance to remind participants who lend their tickets out — to remind others about accountable behaviour at video games.
The membership additionally mentioned the AFL was once happy with the investigation and the result.
“The AFL was once stored knowledgeable all through all the investigation and is happy with the result,” the remark mentioned.
Picket, who captained the Bulldogs to the 2016 AFL premiership — mentioned he was once tremendous following the incident, however was hoping it could now not occur once more.
“I did not say anything else, [and] I unquestionably wasn’t harm or anything else like that,” he advised Channel 7 following the incident.
“I used to be a bit of stunned. My desire could be to ready to visit paintings and now not get slapped at the arse via a whole stranger.”
The Adelaide Crows will go back to Adelaide Oval in spherical 11 — after they welcome the GWS Giants on Sunday, June three.