By Kylie Stevens For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 05:16 BST, 15 June 2019 | Updated: 05:26 BST, 15 June 2019
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
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.
Should Stratton lose his captaincy for