Crows defender Alex Keath has been charged by the AFL Match Review Officer with careless contact on an umpire in Saturday’s Round Six match with St Kilda.

Keath collided with umpire Hayden Gavine in the first quarter of the Crows’ 29-point win at Marvel Stadium.

The 27-year-old can accept a $1000 fine with an early plea.

The club has until Tuesday morning to contest the charge.