A junior football coach in Melbourne has been whacked with a 12-game suspension from the Northern Football League.
It has been alleged that the Eltham Junior Football Club coach swore at two girls during an under-14 girls’ game.
His charges included:
- Abusive language (two four-week bans)
- Misconduct (two-week ban)
- Disputing an umpiring decision (two-week ban)
It has been reported that the man abused two girls from the opposition team - both who attended the league's tribunal as part of the hearing.
"Any player or official that exceeds a total of 16 weeks’ suspension during their career is automatically deregistered and banned from participating in the sport for life," Fox Sports reports.