I have a lot of sympathy for your view. When I grew up breaking your arm on the school swing or rope or whatever was a rite of passage not a reason to sue the school. Times have moved on and the AFL cant stick their head in the sand and pretend we dont know or care about the results of repeated head trauma.Leave the game as it is. Athletes know what they're getting into when they decide to play a contact sport. The sport has been fine for 100+ years.
Ban the Ziebell tackles and that's it. A regular pinned tackle regardless of outcome has always been fine. Those just can't be helped.
Not only that, these are the ******* pros. The rules are the same all the way from under 9s -under 28s why the hell should the adults have a different set?
How many old footy players become mushrooms? Sweet **** all. Leave the ruddy game as it is. Contact happens, incidents happen, injuries happen.
Ask any player if they want all this circus around tackles. 99.9% will give an emphatic"no".
The game is different also. The players are bigger, faster , stronger and hit with much more impact. As to how many players end up as "mushrooms" it seems its a bigger risk than anyone has realised in the past and will only get worse. Once you know that how can the AFL not act.