YARRAWONGA will ask the Ovens and Murray Football League to investigate an incident involving its star recruit Brendan Fevola and Wodonga Raiders player Dean Heta that featured on Channel Seven last night.
The Pigeons will officially request a probe by a VCFL investigation officer today in the lead-up to Fevola’s latest tribunal appearance tonight.
Relations between the two clubs have soured after the Raiders asked the O and M to study video of an incident involving Fevola and Raiders star Ben Davies at the J.C. Lowe Oval on Saturday.
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The “tit for tat” response from the Pigeons was confirmed by club president Glenn Brear last night.
“We will fill out the paperwork and send it in tomorrow,” Mr Brear said.
“We’ll call on the O and M to do an investigation.
“Video and photographic evidence will be submitted as part of our request.
“We are only returning fire from the ridiculous scenario put in on Monday (by the Raiders).”
Brear said the Pigeons had no knowledge of the photographs that appeared on Channel Seven news last night.
The photographer was standing among Raiders supporters at the game and the shots appear to show Heta making contact with Fevola’s face.
The incident involving Fevola and Heta happened after the Fevola-Davies clash.
The umpires paid a free kick against Fevola for the Davies incident, but didn’t lay a report.
Davies played out the match and kicked a brilliant running goal soon after.
Yarrawonga has requested the two field umpires from the game be present at the tribunal hearing tonight.
But Fevola won’t be in attendance at his third tribunal appearance this season.
Davies is expected to give evidence by telephone tonight.
Fevola was suspended for one match from round one against Lavington, but was cleared on an abusive language charge from a recent clash against Wangaratta.
Fevola and Albury’s Joel Mackie were sent from the ground at the in the last quarter of the Yarrawonga-Albury game for engaging in a melee.
Neither player was reported.
Fevola played in the All-Stars legends game last night, kicking nine goals.
If cleared by the tribunal tonight, Fevola will be free to play against Barry Hall in his debut for Wangaratta Rovers on Sunday.
Wodonga Raiders football director David Nichol declined to comment last night.