Will Minson
Will Minson

The AFL's Match Review Panel has begun an investigation into alleged comments made by the Western Bulldogs' Will Minson towards Port Adelaide's Danyle Pearce.

Minson allegedly made an obscene comment about Pearce's mother during the Bulldog's 38-point victory on Sunday and the MRP has chosen to look into the incident.

The Power's Brad Ebert has claimed that Pearce was 'a little bit flat' after the game and argued Minson had overstepped the mark.

"Things happen on the footy field but there's times when you go a little bit too far and I guess that's one of those situations," Ebert said.

"You always look at family, race and religion as three of the big things that you stay clear of, and I guess that's just happened."

Minson also got into trouble over sledging another Port Adelaide player in 2008 when he made a comment about Kane Cornes' sick son.

The MRP cleared West Coast's Jack Darling of staging during the Eagles' Thursday night win over Carlton claiming that video replays showed the forward's own arm was forced into his face, which caused his reaction.

In other incidents from the clash between the Power and the Bulldogs, Port Adelaide's Matt Thomas can accept a two-game suspension for rough conduct against Tom Liberatore, while Hamish Hartlett was cleared despite making high contact on the same player.

The MRP ruled that St Kilda's Raphael Clarke can accept a reprimand for making contact with the head of Adelaide's Kurt Tippett in Friday night's match, while the Suns' Taylor Hine was handed the same ruling for rough conduct towards Lindsay Thomas of the Kangaroos.

Brisbane's Mitch Golby can accept a $900 fine for umpire contact, while Richmond's Shane Edwards has been cleared of the same charge.

The Saints' Jason Blake and Tigers pair Bachar Houli and Matt Dea were cleared of their charges.


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