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AFL won’t act on North Melbourne board member found guilty of assault

Gillon McLachlan says the AFL won’t force North Melbourne to act on board member Glenn Archer.

The club great was convicted and fined $2000 on Friday after pleading guilty to assaulting a runner at his son’s junior football match in June.

He’ll also pay $955 to repair the man’s glasses.

McLachlan was on 3AW at the time the verdict was handed down, saying it was an issue for North Melbourne to deal with internally.

“I think it is,” he said.

“They need to work through that.”

North Melbourne has since released a statement, saying the matter was “closed from its perspective” and Archer would continue in his role as a director.

The Roos said they accepted Archer’s version of events.

He’s said to be considering an appeal.

By JAKE BOURKE

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