Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Banned Sherman Sorry for Racial Slur

Newspaper article The Daily Mercury (Mackay, Australia)

Banned Sherman Sorry for Racial Slur

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AFL: Western Bulldogs forward Justin Sherman has been banned for four AFL games for racially vilifying a Gold Coast player.

Sherman said in a statement he was devastated by his actions.

He has apologised after attending conciliation meetings.

Sherman has been ordered to attend an education program and pay $5000 to a charity chosen by the Suns.

The incident occurred in Saturday's match at Metricon Stadium which the Bulldogs won by 22 points.

The unnamed player accepted Sherman's apology and agreed that, together with the sanction handed to Sherman, it was an acceptable way to conclude the matter.

The AFL and the two clubs are barred from identifying Wilkinson.

Sherman joined the Bulldogs from Brisbane at the end of last year and has played all 13 games to date this season for his new club.

He is eligible to play for their VFL affiliate Williamstown, while serving the AFL ban which covers rounds 15-18.

AFL football operations manager Adrian Anderson said both clubs had supported the conciliation process. …

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