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Thomas fined by MRO

Thomas charged with striking Dale Thomas was charged by the Match Review Officer for this incident against Josh Dunkley.

CARLTON defender Dale Thomas has been charged with striking by the Match Review Officer following Saturday night’s game against the Western Bulldogs.

The incident occurred 15 minutes into the second quarter, when Thomas made contact with Bulldogs midfielder Josh Dunkley while trying to spoil a mark inside the Blues’ forward 50.

The 31-year-old has been handed a $3000 fine, which can be reduced to $2000 with an early plea.

Thomas will be free to play when the Blues travel to Optus Stadium to take on Fremantle on Sunday 30 June.

The Club has until 11am tomorrow to respond to the charge.