Ben Stratton pinches Orazio Fantasia - calls to dump him as captain

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'He does it every time I play against him': Calls to strip footy star of his captaincy as his opponent is left with shocking bruises after being repeatedly PINCHED during a match AFL star Ben Stratton to come under scrutiny from the match review committee Repeatedly pinched Essendon star Orazio Fantasia during Friday night's game Tactics caught on camera, as was Fantasia's red and bruised arm afterwards There are calls to strip Stratton of the Hawthorn captaincy for one match   

By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 05:16 BST, 15 June 2019 | Updated: 05:26 BST, 15 June 2019

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Ben Stratton should be stripped of the Hawthorn captaincy after he repeatedly pinched his opponent during his side's loss to Essendon on Friday night, according to an AFL great.  

AFL Match Review Officer Michael Christian will likely hand Stratton a misconduct fine after he was caught on camera nipping the skin of Orazio Fantasia throughout the match at Melbourne's Marvel Stadium. 

Fantasia, whose left arm was covered in bruises by the end of the game, said it wasn't the first time the Hawk's skipper had used the tactic. 

'I've got a couple of bruises on the arm. He loves to pinch,' Fantasia told Channel 7 after the match.

Orazio Fantasia's  left arm was covered in bruises by the end of the game

Orazio Fantasia's  left arm was covered in bruises by the end of the game

Ben Stratton was caught on camera repeatedly pinching Orazio Fantasia during the game

Ben Stratton was caught on camera repeatedly pinching Orazio Fantasia during the game

'He has all the tricks in the book. He's a really good defender. He's done it every time I play on him. It's a tough one.'

While Fantasia appeared to downplay the issue, former Port Adelaide star Kane Cornes called on Hawthorn to dump Stratton as captain for one match. 

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