Brother of Shane Yarran at centre of WAAFL investigation after heated on-field incident

Gosnells players pay their respects after last month's tragedy. Picture: Gnangarra
Gosnells players pay their respects after last month's tragedy. Picture: Gnangarra

THE WA Amateur Football League is investigating a volatile incident from a game at the weekend involving the older brother of former Fremantle forward Shane Yarran.

Malcolm Yarran was reported for striking a Quinns District player in the head late in the fourth quarter while playing for Gosnells on Saturday.

He was taken to hospital with mild concussion before he was later discharged.

League general manager David Campbell confirmed a player had been red-carded “right at the end of the game” and reported in the C1 grade match in Ridgewood.

He said there was another report from the game but would not reveal any more details about both reports.

“It is an internal matter; we’re processing it and will deal with the clubs first,” he said.

“We need to give respect to the players and clubs involved.”

Campbell said the clubs and players involved would “air their versions of events” before the league would “see what’s breached our rules and policy”.

He said the player’s slight concussion was “in our terms still pretty serious”.

Community News contacted Gosnells and the Quinns Bulls club for comment and was referred to the league.

The WA football fraternity has been in mourning since Shane Yarran took his own life earlier this month.

Midland players in another league paid their respects a week ago with two-minutes silence before their game.

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