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Suspended fine for Scott

Geelong coach Chris Scott speaks to his players during the Round 2 over the Brisbane Lions. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

GEELONG coach Chris Scott has apologised to the AFL and accepted responsibility for his actions after accepting a suspended $10,000 fine for an incident in last week’s win over the Brisbane Lions.

Scott found himself in a verbal altercation with Lions players at quarter time of the clash at GMHBA Stadium.

Following an investigation by the AFL, operations boss says Steve Hocking says coaches and players have an obligation to lead by example.

“Everyone involved in Australian Football has a responsibility to demonstrate respect towards each other at all times – and that includes coaches towards players and players towards coaches,” he said.

“We can never underestimate the impact of the actions of coaches and players at AFL level on all levels of the game.

“I would like to make it clear that if a similar incident occurs, there will be consequences.”

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