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Johnson accepts WAFL sanction

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12: Michael Johnson of the Dockers positions the backline during the round eight AFL match between the Fremantle Dockers and the St Kilda Saints at Optus Stadium on May 12, 2018 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images/AFL Media)
Michael Johnson will be unavailable to play for Fremantle and Peel this weekend

Michael Johnson has accepted a one-match sanction for rough conduct following Peel Thunder’s clash with West Perth in the WAFL on Saturday.

The Fremantle-listed defender was cited for an incident involving West Perth’s Jordan Mills during the opening quarter of the clash at Rushton Park.

Based on the available video evidence and a report from the West Perth Football Club, the incident was assessed as intentional conduct, low impact and high contact. 

Under the table of penalties the offence was classified as a two-match match sanction. An early guilty plea enabled Johnson to reduce the penalty to a one- match sanction.

The result means Johnson is unavailable for selection in both the AFL and WAFL this weekend, ruling him out of Fremantle’s clash with Carlton at Etihad Stadium on Saturday.

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