FORMER AFL star Brendan Fevola has again found himself in hot water over comments about umpires.
Fevola was this week suspended for two games for abusing an umpire in the Ovens and Murray Football League when playing with home club Yarrawonga.
He then continued with comments, again calling the umpire involved a “cheat” on Twitter, which landed him a further $1000 fine.
AFL Riverina yesterday confirmed Riverina Football League (RFL) club Griffith has been fined $250 for Fevola’s comments to the media after his one-off appearance for the Swans earlier this year.
Fevola blasted the umpires after the Swans went down after the siren, claiming they “wrecked a good game”.
AFL Riverina football operations manager Shane Buchanan confirmed the Swans had accepted the fine.
“The comments were in breach of the AFL Riverina code of conduct,” Buchanan said.
“Brendan was a registered player for Griffith at the time he made the comments.
“He breached the AFL Riverina code of conduct so AFL Riverina had to act.”
The AFL Riverina code of conduct states that a player must “make no detrimental statements in public (radio, television, print or electronic media) in respect to the performance of any match officials, players, or any policy decisions of the club or the league”.
Fevola was transferred immediately back to Yarrawonga after the game, a move that meant AFL Riverina was unable to take any action against the individual.