GREATER Western Sydney star Toby Greene has escaped without punishment for his unusual 'fly-kick' marks during Saturday evening's elimination final victory over Sydney.
However, Greene was fined $2500 for appearing to drop his knee into Isaac Heeney.
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Greene's marking style has attracted much debate, with the controversial Giants forward making contact with both Aliir Aliir and Nic Newman in the chest with his outstretched foot.
But he wasn't penalised by Match Review Officer Michael Christian for the pair of awkward incidents and will be free to play Collingwood in this weekend's semi-final.
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The AFL is expected to review the act of players extending their legs in marking contests at season's end. However, a blanket ban on players leading with their studs is unlikely, with the League reluctant to penalise players for doing so in a reasonable manner.
Explaining his decision to hand Greene a reprieve on Monday, Christian said the forward's actions in the Newman incident were illegal and "absolutely" should have been paid as a Swans free kick.
But he said the contact made was not sufficient enough to warrant a ban or a fine.
"In terms of assessing the incident, the conduct was careless," Christian said.
"But then it comes down to a question of impact. We didn't believe – taking into account the reaction from Newman, the fact that he was able to play on, the visual look of the impact and also the medical report – that there was enough impact to get to 'low'."
Christian said there were examples where players should be able to use their feet in marking contests, but said in Greene's case the contact made was unreasonable.
"It's hard to go through all the different hypothetical scenarios," Christian said.
"In the way Toby did it with Newman, the answer in our view is no. We deemed it as a careless way to do it."
Elsewhere, Sydney defender Zak Jones was fined $2000 for a high bump on Callan Ward, while GWS midfielder Jacob Hopper was fined $2500 for careless umpire contact.
All sanctions were accepted by the players, so there will be no AFL Tribunal on Tuesday night.
Richmond forward Josh Caddy had already accepted two misconduct fines totalling $3000 following Thursday night's qualifying final against Hawthorn.
There were no penalties issued from Melbourne's elimination final victory over Geelong on Friday night, nor West Coast's qualifying final win over Collingwood on Saturday night.