The AFL Tribunal has upheld David Mackay’s one-match ban for forceful front-on contact.

The Tribunal jury – consisting of Paul Williams, David Neitz and Wayne Henwood – found Mackay guilty of the charge and were satisfied the Crows veteran had a realistic way to contest the ball.

Following the initial verdict, Crows representative Andrew Culshaw made a submission for exceptional and compelling circumstances, seeking to have Mackay’s suspension reduced to a fine due to his exemplary record. 

However, after a second round of deliberation, the jury did not accept the circumstances were exceptional and compelling.

Mackay will miss Sunday’s clash with Carlton at Metricon Stadium.

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David Mackay has copped a one match ban for this hit on GWS player Matt de Boer

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