Carlton fine Robinson for altercation

Sportal January 28, 2013, 2:18 pm
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Carlton's Mitch Robinson has been ordered to do community service and make a donation to charity after being involved in an incident at a music festival on Saturday.

According to Carlton, the 23-year-old Tasmanian was involved in an altercation with a friend during the Big Day Out music festival after he 'initially took steps to prevent his friend's anti-social behaviour'.

Video has emerged of the incident in which Robinson lands a punch after being hit while he was not paying attention.

"Immediately following the altercation Robinson left the festival of his own accord and contacted club officials," a statement from Carlton said.

Football operations manager Andrew McKay said there was no excuse for Robinson's behaviour.

"This type of behaviour, no matter what the circumstance, is not acceptable or in line with club policy," he said.

"Mitch is extremely remorseful and has accepted the club's sanction."

The midfielder will complete two months of community service with the Salvation Army and make a $1000 donation to the same charity.

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  1. underarm_bowler06:16pm Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Peter nailed it on the head. What you do outside of your employment is your business. Unfortunately employers have now been able to have a say that what you do outside of your employment must not have an impact on your employment and or employer. That said there are some out there that believe players have to be role models. I can assure that's not why they play football. They for two reasons, love of the game and the money

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  2. peter09:14am Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Does it say in Mitchs contract if he gets into a scuffle at a rock concert carlton will fine him and punish him ,i think an employer has no right to impose a fine for something that happens out of work , was he working for Carlton at the time of the concert? training and playing are his work hours time off he can do what he wants. these clubs make me sick these poor guys get double whammy fines from court fines from the club , glad my boss doesnt fine me

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  3. ken07:44am Tuesday 29th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Another football wanker, but no worries this behaviour is in club policy

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  4. underarm_bowler09:01pm Monday 28th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Following in the lenient steps of Scotland. He must want to be a fireman as well

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  5. Glib08:50pm Monday 28th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Insecure yobbos the lot of them.

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  6. Jazzer06:19pm Monday 28th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Left of his own accord?That's funny thought I saw him being dragged away while he was trying to get back into it

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  7. DOLLARS04:44pm Monday 28th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Looks like Mick's discipline is being adhered to haha. Good start to the year for the navy poos. He is a 2's player at best anyway

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