Ex-AFL player Glenn Archer gets green light to appeal runner assault

North Melbourne great Glenn Archer can appeal his conviction for assaulting a runner at his son's junior football game, after getting the go-ahead from a Supreme Court judge.

Archer, 45, punched a volunteer runner, breaking his glasses, after tensions boiled over at a match at Heidelberg oval on June 25 last year.

He believed he was only going to get "a slap on the wrist" when he pleaded guilty to assaulting the runner.


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