- Apr 7, 2013
- AFL Club
Absolutely bullshit.The tackler has an obligation to protect the head of the player he is tackling.
If he fails to do this he should be punished, with the punishment determined by a combination of intent and injury caused.
The tackler is trying to win HTB, or force the ball from the carrier.
As long as they dont get the player over the shoulder, if the ball carrier tries to stand up in the tackle and dish off to his mates, you drive that mofo in to the ground with absolute malice.
If they get hurt that's bad luck.
Stop talking about netball, and the responsibility of the tackler. If you're worried about your arms being pinned because you're a slow shit truck, then dish it off before you get tackled, and if you're tackled without the ball that's a free.
Netball campaigners like Barrett who's never even played footy shit me
EDIT: to be relevant to this thread - mpire made a call, no doubt he MRP will make a poo decision.