Young gun Laitham Vandermeer has been charged by the AFL Match Review Officer for an incident in Wednesday night’s loss to Richmond.

Vandermeer was charged with making forceful front-on contact against Noah Balta, during the fourth quarter.

He has been offered a $1000 sanction by the MRO

The incident was assessed as careless conduct, low impact and high contact. 

The incident was classified as a $1500 sanction as a first offence, and Vandermeer can accept a $1000 sanction with an early plea.