Hawthorn FCSEN | Brian Lake is set to fight a ban from football in the wake of a suspension which pushed him over the threshold.

The three-time Hawthorn premiership player copped a two-game suspension playing for Caroline Springs in the Western Region Football League and subsequently received a letter informing him that he had been “de-registered as a player and official in line with the National Player & Official Deregistration Policy”.

 The two-game ban has seen Lake pass beyond the AFL Victoria mandated threshold of 16 games suspended.

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