Freo Dockers veteran David Mundy has backed calls for the AFL to ease up on it’s over policing at matches.

It comes as supporters said they felt uncomfortable after being told off for cheering too loudly during Saturday’s match between the Western Bulldogs and Carlton.

Mundy told Paul & Lise there should be only a crackdown when fans are disrespectful.

“There certainly needs to be some awareness of increasing the respect and the family atmosphere at the football,” he said.

“I can understand there’s a passionate environment and everyone gets up and about barracking for their team or against another team, but it’ll be interesting to hear what the behavioural officer’s trigger words or phrases are.”

The Dockers will face Melbourne on Saturday at the MCG.

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