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NATHAN Buckley clearly has no issue with small forward Alex Fasolo, using a press conference to have a bit of fun with the AFL's investigation of the Collingwood forward.

The broadcaster's cameras appeared to capture vision of Fasolo urinating into a cup on the interchange bench in the second quarter of the Magpies' NAB Challenge clash with Geelong at Simonds Stadium last Friday night.

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The coach walked into the club's Holden Centre auditorium on Tuesday with a paper cup in hand, claiming he had received it from Fasolo before the press conference. 

"It's important to get your salts back in," Buckley cheekily added as he took a swig from the cup.

The coach said he had no issue with Fasolo's actions, considering the club's change rooms were located on the opposite side of the ground to the bench. 

Buckley added Fasolo also appeared to do everything in his power to be as discreet as possible. 

"I spoke to him straight after the game. My comment was if there were rooms behind us or if there was a stand behind us then we would hold him to account internally," Buckley said.

"But he took every precaution and we're making assumptions about what happened under that towel. 

"What happened was reasonable in the circumstances. But if we had an issue (with Fasolo's actions) you'd know about it." 

The Magpies expect to receive a verdict on Fasolo no later than Wednesday, with the club confident he will escape with a warning.