RICHMOND superstar Dustin Martin has been fined $2500 for his controversial pair of hand gestures towards Greater Western Sydney players during a fiery encounter on Saturday.

Martin has been fined a total of $7500, with $5000 suspended until the end of 2020, for raising his middle finger towards a Giants player and then appearing to imitate snorting drugs.

He has also sent a written apology to the AFL, explaining his actions during the clash at Giants Stadium.  

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It has been alleged that Martin made the second hand gesture towards Giants ruckman Shane Mumford, who was returning from a two-game suspension after a video surfaced of him snorting a white powder late last year.

Martin apologised for his gestures on Wednesday afternoon, saying on Twitter: "Frustrating one on the weekend. I understand my reaction is not a good look for the game. I apologise for my actions. Thanks."

The AFL issued a 'please explain' to Martin for the hand gestures on Monday, with the 2017 Brownlow Medal winner forced to provide a written response by Tuesday evening.

It was a frustrating weekend for Martin, who was also suspended for one game after intentionally elbowing Adam Kennedy in an incident that occurred around 80m from the ball.

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He had initially been offered a two-game penalty by the Match Review Officer, but was successful in reducing his suspension to just one match at the AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.

Martin was also fined $1500 for an elbow to the midriff of Matt de Boer later in the same game.

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