While it wasn’t Melbourne footy club proportions, Fremantle forward Michael Frederick has copped a one-match sanction over a recent night out.
“He didn’t do anything too bad… there was no sinister play, there was no getting into scuffles or over-the-line stuff,” Rhino told Clairsy & Lisa.
“But Freo have a hard and fast rule; if they’re playing again in six days, then you can’t have any alcohol. Seven days? Fine, go out and have a couple of quiet beers with your mates, don’t do anything stupid. But six days? No. And everybody knows this.”
The 22-year-old ended up at Metros Freo at 1am.
Frederick will miss Saturday’s clash with Hawthorn but the club is confident the incident will be a one-off.
“He owned up to it, fessed up to it… apologised really sincerely. I know he’ll learn from it and come back a better person and a better player,” coach Justin Longmuir said.
“Drinking on a six-day break is just not great for recovery. It’s a short turnaround in AFL footy.”
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