I'm fairly certain that I posted a comment around this time. So it now looks like it's poor Baird who's being mocked for supposedly being 'drunk'. Some overzealous mod obviously doesn't like the content of my posts and routinely deletes them. I know that BF is not a democracy but nothing I've written compares to the constant abusive language GAJ cops (i.e. thug) from other posters, so it's kinda weird that my posts are targeted.
Anyway I still maintain that are large part of the reason Gaz is copping all this flak is due to the club he plays for. People need their eyes checked if they deny the initial contact between Ablett and the North player was in his chest and the force of the impact inadvertently flicked Gaza's forearms into the North player's face. All GAJ was attempting to do was to block and stop him from receiving the ball back further afield, not chop his head off in an act of thuggery.
There was nothing malicious about it or else the North player would not have got up so quickly after the collision. But jealousy fueled people can convince themselves of seeing whatever it is that they want to believe they saw. It's pointless trying to impartially describe what actually happened with individuals who are hell bent on besmirching the name of a great just because he plays for a well run club.