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Collingwood fan left ‘a broken man’ after AFL bans him for grabbing West Coast’s Harvey Johnston

A Collingwood supporter who reached over the fence to grab West Coast’s Harvey Johnston at the weekend has been banned from attending matches for the rest of the year.  

The incident occurred in the fourth quarter of Collingwood’s 66-point win over West Coast at Docklands Stadium on Sunday, when the fan grabbed at Johnston before patting him on the head and taking the football from him as Johnston chased a ball over the boundary line. 

After investigating the incident, the AFL handed the fan a 12-month ban, with six months suspended. Collingwood has also suspended the man’s membership.