AFL FOOTBALL operations manager Steve Hocking today said Geelong's coach Chris Scott had accepted a suspended sanction of $10,000 in relation to an incident at quarter time of the Round Two Geelong Cats v Brisbane Lions match at GMHBA Stadium on Friday, March 26.

The AFL said that Mr Scott had accepted responsibility and had apologised for his actions.

Mr Hocking said all AFL coaches, players and officials had an obligation to supporters and participants of all ages to maintain the standards of the code and to take a leadership role in setting the right example.

"Everyone involved in Australian Football has a responsibility to demonstrate respect towards each other at all times – and that includes coaches towards players and players towards coaches. We can never underestimate the impact of the actions of coaches and players at AFL level on all levels of the game, " Mr Hocking said.

"I would like to make it clear that if a similar incident occurs, there will be consequences."