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Tiger cops two for kneeing

Thomson’s Jackson Macleod will face the AFL Barwon Tribunal on Tuesday night. (Sports Media Image/Marcel Berens)

THOMSON looks set to be without veteran forward Jackson Macleod for meetings with East Geelong and Bannockburn after he was offered a two-week suspension for kneeing Winchelsea’s Jye Price in Saturday’s win at Godfrey Street.

The AFL Barwon Match Review Panel was asked by the officiating umpires to view the vision of an alleged incident in the early stages of the fourth quarter and they deemed the incident in which Macleod’s knee made contact with Price’s head as intentional.

Macleod, who returned to the Tigers after a year alongside brother Brent at Colac and District league club Apollo Bay has until 10 am Tuesday to decide whether he will challenge the ban.

However, it is understood the suspension has been accepted.

It’s a further blow to the Thomson forward line, which will be without Dan Freeman for the rest of the season after he ruptured his Achilles against the Blues.

Meanwhile, Belmont Lion Jack Baker is in the clear for making contact with an umpire in the loss to Inverleigh, with the MRP deeming it incidental.

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