Warrnambool District FNLThe Standard | An East Warrnambool footballer has copped a two-and-a-half year ban after assaulting an umpire during a "black-out rage" on Saturday.

Joshua Stennett was on Wednesday night suspended until the end of the 2021 season after pleading guilty to intentionally making contact with or striking an umpire at the AFL Western District independent tribunal.

The tally, at a minimum, would be 40 weeks in the Warrnambool and District league, which has an 18-round home-and-away season including two byes. The Bombers have already played half of their 16 games this season.

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