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AFL: Aaron Naughton’s headband is RIPPED OFF during feisty clash with Hawthorn

Aaron Naughton’s headband is Written OFF during a spirited showdown with Hawthorn as Bulldogs kick straight 11 times to stay ahead of the Hawks in a pivotal Friday night blockbuster

  • Aaron Naughton saw his iconic headband ripped off on Friday night
  • The Western Bulldogs took on Hawthorn in a crunch clash to make eighth
  • When the Doggies got a healthy lead, tempers flared in the third quarter

After leading the Hawks in turmoil for the better part of two quarters, James Sicily had enough of Bulldogs rival Aaron Naughton ripping off the full attacker’s headband during spirited scenes in Melbourne.

In a head-to-head clash between the two AFL squads vying for a place in the eighth spot, Luke Beveridge’s squad rose to a three-quarter lead of 41 points, with Naughton creating real problems for the Hawks backline.

And while Naughton booted another ball into the forward 50 for Sicily, the Hawthorn man had enough of his rival and yanked on his jersey as tempers flared at Marvel Stadium.

Tons of players from both sides piled up for a pushing match with Naughton’s jersey ripped amid the bust before Sicily tugged at the big man’s headband.

More to follow.

James Sicily pulls on Naughton's headband

Naughton watches as Sicily drags on his headband

Aaron Naughton saw his headband ripped off during a scuffle with Hawthorn on Friday

The Bulldogs full striker saw his jersey ripped after a third quarter pushing match

The Bulldogs full striker saw his jersey ripped after a third quarter pushing match

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