West Coast star Elliot Yeo is free to play in Saturday night's AFL clash with Geelong after having his striking charge overturned at the tribunal.
The Eagles challenged Yeo's one-game suspension for striking Collingwood's Rupert Wills during the third quarter of Sunday's thumping 66-point win against the Magpies at Optus Stadium.
West Coast's legal counsel David Grace argued the contact was negligible and didn't warrant a reportable offence and, after a lengthy deliberation, the tribunal found him not guilty.
The premiership utility's strike was graded as intentional conduct, low impact and high contact.
Yeo told the tribunal he was attempting to push Wills away so he could focus on the nearby stoppage.
He admitted he may have have brushed the Magpies player in the neck after looking to push his chest, but believed any contact was minimal with Wills playing out the match.
While This is weclome news for the West Coast Eagles as the take on Geelong this weekend, we wonder how Dermott Brereton may have gone on the Tribunal in 2020.