Barry Hall does it again

Former Sydney Swans premiership captain Barry Hall has been caught on camera throwing his fists during the Queensland AFL (QAFL) Grand Final against Palm Beach-Currumbin.

Playing for Labrador in what was believed to be his last game, Hall was caught knocking two players down to the ground.

In a strike eerily reminiscent to his hit on Eagle Brent Staker in 2008, Hall lost the ball in a tackle and was being held by the defender.

He swung his left arm around his body, making contact with his opponents face with an open hand, sending him to the ground.

Moments later, a second Palm Beach player approached Hall, only to be struck by the 40-year-old and knocked to the ground.

Neither player was hurt and both resumed the game, with Palm Beach eventually winning by 53 points.

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Before the game, Hall revealed that he expected the Palm Beach players would try fire him up and get him "sent off".

“We’ve heard some rumours that they’re actually going to try and get me sent off somehow, so I’m not sure what they’re going to say or do,” he said on SEN’s Crunch Time on Saturday.

“There could be an Alastair Lynch style exit to my career. I’m not sure yet, let’s hope not, but who knows.”

QAFL confirmed to SEN that Hall was charged with striking, and accepted the two game sanction for the first incident, reduced to one week deemed as intentional, low impact (open hand) and high contact.

He was not sanctioned for the second incident, with the player clearly taking a dive.

SEN's David Schwarz was clearly aggrieved as the actions and described them as "a dog act".

“Dog’s act I thought. It’s a shocking look,” Schwarz said on SEN’s The Run Home.

It's another low light for the once-feared Swans full forward, having come face-to-face with Brent Staker just two months ago, reliving the terrible moment in 2008.

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Justin Mitchell

Justin is a passionate AFL and Sydney Swans supporter, and football blogger since 2016. All articles are of his own opinion. You can reach him by twitter and Facebook at @theswansblog

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