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Former AFL honcho Ali Fahour sentenced in court

Former AFL honcho Ali Fahour has walked from court without a criminal conviction.

The one-time diversity manager faced a magistrate today for punching another footballer in a grassroots match that was captured on video.

Fahour, who lost his AFL job after the incident, pleaded guilty to recklessly causing injury to opposition player Jason Saddington.

He received a two-year community corrections order, fined $5000 and will do an anger management course.

Outside court he spoke of his relief.

“I’m glad this is over. I can put this behind me,” he said.

The magistrate said she took into account Fahour’s good character and community work.

“You have shown real generosity towards marginalised groups in our community,” she said.

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