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Yeah Rhys did cos it was a square up for a previous one
No....as GAJ’s legal team would have said, "Banksy was just trying to brush past him and he tried to ease him out of his space with his forearm but Rhys Jones leaned forward at the last minute and a glancing blow occurred. It was insufficient force for serious injury and his removal from the ground was purely precautionary"
 

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If anyone thinks Ablett deserves a suspension is soft as butter but are also the same ones complaining that the games gone soft and complain about umpires.

Nothing in it, north player got straight back up and didn't react, clearly nothing in it.
The problem is the inconsistency.
If either of Abblett's incidents were a Collingwood player you get weeks.
No way Cox would have gotten off the first one Abblet did.
The second time after being found guilty, he would have got 4 weeks, to set an example.
The Rampe debacle is proof positive the AFL have no clue on these issues.
From not even a free, to an $11,000 fine?
 

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The problem is the inconsistency.
If either of Abblett's incidents were a Collingwood player you get weeks.
No way Cox would have gotten off the first one Abblet did.
The second time after being found guilty, he would have got 4 weeks, to set an example.
The Rampe debacle is proof positive the AFL have no clue on these issues.
From not even a free, to an $11,000 fine?
This new PC era has the AFL in no mans land when it comes to sanctions now. Absolute joke.
 

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I agree.
There are so many minefields of inconsistency open to "interpretation" by the already "confused as hell" umpiring fraternity.
The newest being the "holding your ground" BS.
In my lifetime I think I have seen over a dozen (most totally failed and many idiotic) different rule variations on hands in the back.
 

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The problem is the inconsistency.
If either of Abblett's incidents were a Collingwood player you get weeks.
No way Cox would have gotten off the first one Abblet did.
The second time after being found guilty, he would have got 4 weeks, to set an example.
The Rampe debacle is proof positive the AFL have no clue on these issues.
From not even a free, to an $11,000 fine?
Rampe was fined $10,000 for insulting an umpire (half of that was suspended), while the fine for the goalpost incident was $1,000 (which was fully suspended).
 

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If anyone thinks Ablett deserves a suspension is soft as butter but are also the same ones complaining that the games gone soft and complain about umpires.

Nothing in it, north player got straight back up and didn't react, clearly nothing in it.
I'd argue both of Ablett's were soft if we're being honest.

My thing is, the second one should have received a punishment because it's clearly becoming a pattern of behaviour which needs to be nipped in the bud. Look at how much worse Judd got with each incident he got off with.

Eye gouging, chicken winging etc. Ablett starts with elbows to the head, what's next though?
 

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I'd argue both of Ablett's were soft if we're being honest.

My thing is, the second one should have received a punishment because it's clearly becoming a pattern of behaviour which needs to be nipped in the bud. Look at how much worse Judd got with each incident he got off with.

Eye gouging, chicken winging etc. Ablett starts with elbows to the head, what's next though?
It's not so much the incidents but the displayed arrogance - the - "I AM ABLETT AND YOU CAN ALL GET F$CKED" attitude.

1. the ball is not in dispute
2. he runs directly at the opposition player
3. he clearly jumps to get high enough to swing that elbow
4. clearly NO INTENTION to contest the ball

The fact he is still running around is a clear indictment on the AFL at large.

After the first incident most would have settled down, but he clearly replicated it as exactly as he could. The mindset behind that is bloody arrogant.

Damage in these incidents is only incidental - the first was a clear intention to strike the opposition player in the head with no interest in the ball.
The second incident is a F$CK you to the AFL and all who dared speak against him.

I've always considered him a damn fine player - but this has turned me against him as a person - his old man was bad enough and it seems that the apple hasn't fallen far from the tree.
 
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