Giants superstar Toby Greene has been referred consecutive to the AFL tribunal for his bump connected umpire Matt Stevic successful Saturday's thrilling triumph implicit the Swans successful Launceston.
A suspension which would regularisation Greene retired for Greater Western Sydney's do-or-die semi-final clash with Geelong astatine Perth Stadium connected Friday.
The two-time All-Australian was locked successful a tense speech with Stevic and made interaction with the authoritative arsenic helium walked past connected the mode to the Giants' huddle astatine three-quarter clip of the elimination final.
Match reappraisal serviceman Michael Christian assessed Greene's determination arsenic intentional umpire interaction and sent the incidental straight to the tribunal, meaning helium wasn't capable to judge an aboriginal blameworthy plea.
If Christian had graded the incidental arsenic unreasonable oregon unnecessary, the firebrand Giant would person been slapped with a fixed fiscal sanction.
It wasn't the archetypal clip this play that Greene had made interaction with an umpire, with his interaction of Jacob Mollison successful June being discarded by the lucifer reappraisal officer.
Reigning Brownlow medallist Lachie Neale was slapped with a $1500 good for making interaction with umpire Matthew Nicholls successful April, arsenic helium tried to get the official's attraction to amusement helium was bleeding.
A suspension for Greene would enactment a monolithic dent successful the Giants' hopes of beating the Cats successful their semi-final.
Greene was the lone Giant named successful the 2021 All-Australian squad of 22.
The 27-year-old was besides superb for GWS successful the thrilling one-point triumph implicit Sydney successful their elimination final.
Greene lone managed 10 disposals but jagged 3 goals and was a continual root of inspiration for the underdogs.