AFL player punches opponent during full-time hand shake

UPDATE 2PM: GLENMORE Bulls coach Peter Cutts said he would not blame 18-year-old Malcolm Kenny for walking away from the game after he was allegedly king hit by a Rockhampton Brothers player.

Mr Cutts confirmed Kenny was on track to recover from an alleged punch to the head on Saturday.

 "He is ok, I've made contact with him, he actually went home after the mandatory four-hour concussion test," Cutts said.

"It's a shocking incident and up to the match tribunal and police now.

"Malcolm is a touch footballer, a Queensland rep in only his second year of AFL.

"It's hard enough to attract players to footy up here but I wouldn't blame him for walking away from it now. It's sad.

"We struggled throughout the day as we blooded a few younger blokes but we still came away with a nine-goal win. Unfortunately this really soured it."

EARLIER: POLICE are investigating after a man was allegedly punched in the head at the end of an A Grade Glenmore verses Brothers AFL game at Stenlake Park Kawana.

A Queensland Police spokesperson said police were aware of the incident and had details of the two people involved.

It will be alleged a Brothers player punched a Glenmore player at the full time hand shake at 4.30pm yesterday.

A Queensland Ambulance Service spokesperson said one person was transported to Rockhampton Hospital in a stable condition for further investigations.

Details of his injuries have not been specified.

Capricornia AFL president Jon Round said the league had "zero tolerance" to matters of this nature.

"The matter has been reported by a field umpire and will be dealt with match tribunal on Wednesday night. It is the normal process of our operations," Round said.

"I believe he was taken to hospital for observation only, (he) was conscious when he left the ground.

"We don't delay with these sort of things, (they) dealt with very very quickly.

"(We have) zero tolerance to it completely and it is not a regular occurrence within our code at all."

Charges are yet to be laid.

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