Sydney Swans star Lance Franklin set come under scrutiny for incident with Richmond Tigers star Trent Cotchin

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Mitchell WoodcockThe West Australian
VideoSydney superstar Lance Franklin appears to strike Richmond star Trent Cotchin at the SCG.

Sydney superstar Lance Franklin is set to come under scrutiny by the match review officer after an incident with former Richmond skipper Trent Cotchin on Friday night.

Franklin was caught in a wrestle with Cotchin during the second quarter when his frustration appeared to boil over, with the spearhead appearing to strike the three-time premiership player twice.

The incident cost the Swans a free kick in a horror first half for the Swans.

Channel 7 commentator Daisy Pearce said she thought Franklin would escape with a fine.

“I think he was just going for a bit of a push on the chest and the second one slipped a bit high,” Pearce said.

“They won’t like the look of it, the AFL, but he slipped up high, open hand, it barely brushed him and Cotchin played on fine.

“I think a fine at worst. But they won’t like the look of it.”

Former Brisbane captain Jonathon Brown suggested there “wasn’t much in it” on FoxFooty.

Franklin would not let it ruin his night though, with the 35-year-old booting five goals.

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