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LISTEN | Triple M's Call Of The 2004 'Line In The Sand' Fight

"They're banging in!"

LISTEN | Triple M's Call Of The 2004 'Line In The Sand' Fight Image: Channel 10

It's one of the more famous brawls in footy history.

Tensions spilled over during the 2004 clash between Hawthorn and Essendon in the game now unofficially known as the 'line in the sand' match.

Players were brawling all over from both sides, particularly Hawthorn skipper Richie Vandenberg, who laid into Essendon's Adam McPhee.

"He has belted McPhee all over the park!" JB yelled.

"He will go for six to seven weeks without any doubt!" BT added.

The tribunal cracked down, handing out 16 matches' worth of suspension to five players and a whopping $70,700 in fines.

Here's how our guys called it!


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