AFL ‘sceptical’ of nightclub fight facts involving Richmond’s Daniel Rioli and Shai Bolton


AFL officers stay sceptical of Richmond’s evaluation of their gamers’ nightclub fight because the league’s investigation continues.

Daniel Rioli is nursing a black eye whereas star midfielder Shai Bolton has been sidelined with a damaged wrist following an altercation with one other man on the weekend.

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The Tigers consider Rioli’s girlfriend Paris Lawrence was “subjected to inappropriate behaviour” earlier than the footballer was punched within the face and a fight ensued.

However the AFL integrity unit remains to be firming up what occurred, holding concern concerning the size of time between the brawl and once they had been first informed of the incident.

League officers are understood to be sceptical on the facts, particularly Richmond’s model of occasions.

“A participant’s associate was put in an inappropriate state of affairs that she didn’t really feel snug with and Daniel stood up and tried to eradicate the state of affairs and was punched within the eye,” coach Damien Hardwick informed Fox Footy this week.

Daniel Rioli was defending his girlfriend Paris Lawrence.
Daniel Rioli was defending his girlfriend Paris Lawrence. Credit score: Instagram

“I don’t condone violence however the actuality is, you set anybody in that state of affairs, they’re going to face up for his or her associate and their mates and Shai was the identical.

“So, look, it was a tough state of affairs. It’s not one ideally we wish to be in however the actuality is we’re the place we’re.”

The Tigers selected to not sanction Rioli, who attended coaching on Tuesday, or Bolton.

Hardwick stated soccer bosses Tim Livingstone and Blair Hartley had spoken at size with Bolton and Rioli and the Tigers had been “completely” assured there was no wrongdoing on their behalf.

Shai Bolton (L) and Daniel Rioli.
Shai Bolton (L) and Daniel Rioli. Credit score: Quinn Rooney/Getty Pictures

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