Brawl investigation leads to bans for Blue and hurt Bomber

DEDERANG-Mount Beauty reserves player David Cooper, who has serious eye damage after an ugly brawl against Mitta United last month, had insult added to injury this week when he was suspended for his part in the melee.

Cooper and Mitta United player James McInerney each received a two-week suspension for striking after an AFL Victoria investigation into the fiery clash at Dederang on July 5.

Cooper and the Bombers had accused an opponent of kicking Cooper in the eye during the scuffle, however, the tribunal ruled there was not enough evidence to suggest that was the case.

Police have also been looking into the matter.