Richmond star Bachar Houli will now miss four weeks after the AFL doubled his ban last night.

The footy world was in an uproar after Houlis initial two match ban for striking Carltons Jed Lamb was appealed by the AFL and that’s unlikely to change after the appeal was upheld.

Houli (pictured), while continuing to claim there was no malice in the strike, says he will take the month suspension on the chin.