Buddy Franklin loses it and hits Trent Cotchin with TWO right hands – one smack bang on the chin – as Swans star suffers brain fade moment during frustrating first half against Richmond
- Buddy Franklin may be in hot water after throwing two right hands at a rival
- The Sydney star lost his head during an altercation with Trent Cotchin on Friday
- He was seen throwing two open-handed right swings at the Richmond veteran
- The goalscoring machine was frustrated by the Tigers’ defence at the SCG
Buddy Franklin had an uncharacteristic brain fade at the SCG after the gun forward swung two right hands at Richmond rival Trent Cotchin during a lacklustre first half on Friday night.
Richmond raced into a 25-point lead at the break after a dominant first half against the Swans, with Dustin Martin putting on a midfield clinic on his audition for a move to New South Wales.
And as the game coasted towards the half time siren, Franklin lost his head in an altercation with Cotchin, landing two right hands clean on the Richmond star’s jaw in ugly scenes.
Replays showed that the first strike was clearly an open-handed hit, although it remains unclear whether the second was a closed fist or another open hander.
The incident will surely be reviewed by the Match Review Officer, with the 35-year-old likely to face a spell on the sidelines if a grim view is taken of the incident.
More to follow.