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WA man pleads guilty to AFL assault

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A Dockers fan has pleaded guilty to hitting a woman in the throat after being asked to tone down his language during an AFL match.

Cody Luke Yarran, 24, struck the mother in front of her children during Fremantle’s preliminary final loss to Hawthorn at Domain Stadium on September 25.

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Yarran appeared on Monday in Perth Magistrates Court where he entered pleas of guilty to assault, disorderly behaviour, breaching bail and two counts of obstructing public officers.

Chief Magistrate Steven Heath ordered a pre-sentence report for Yarran before his sentencing on November 30.

Video footage of the incident was posted on social media, sparking outrage from the community, including AFL chief executive Gillon McLachlan and West Australian Premier Colin Barnett.

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