Dangerfield hit on floss-tone

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Wojcinski

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Looked two actions to me - punched the ball -> left the forearm aloft -> deployed it in a striking motion.

Bit hard to take anything the AFL says about protecting the head seriously if he is let off.

In saying that, he either gets four weeks or nothing. There can't be any in-between.
You have to watch it in full speed, there was zero remonstration from Tigers players on the field because it was just an accident and they all knew it.
 

Ron The Bear

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You have to watch it in full speed, there was zero remonstration from Tigers players on the field because it was just an accident and they all knew it.
It's... unusual. We won the game and Vlastuin recovered in time to enjoy it so I'm not going to get shitty if he's let off, but IMO it opens the door to certain "techniques".
 

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Wasn’t even a free kick let alone suspension worthy.

Unfortunate for the Vlaustin but if that’s a suspension may as well make punching the ball illegal going forward.
 

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The incident between Geelong Cats' Patrick Dangerfield and Richmond's Nick Vlastuin from the first quarter of Saturday's game between Richmond and the Geelong Cats was assessed. The ball is loose. Vlastuin and Dangerfield approach the ball from opposing directions. Dangerfield punches the ball and in the process makes high contact to Vlastuin. It was the view of the MRO that Dangerfield's actions were not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken.
 

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From the time he punched the ball to colliding with Vlastuin was something like 1/8th of a second.
Only Barry Allen could have avoided what happened.
 

Barnzy

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Why did he extend the elbow into Vlastuin after punching the ball? There was no need to make that action unless it was malicious intent.

The excuse for him seems to be no time to react...but he did react by changing from a punch action to pulling the elbow in with 2 actions. If a Richmond player did that there would be 20 threads on here.

Oh well, Vlastuin is luckily okay and dangerflog gets no flag. That's going to burn deeper in him as likely his last chance over a suspension. Happy days.
 

tigs2010

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He's not Ben Long so he'll probably get off.
Who?
 

ferball

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It's two clear actions. Lol.

Dangerfield punches the ball and in the process makes high contact to Vlastuin.

I call bullshit on that.

If it was Jack Ziebell or Lindsay Thomas instead of Danger there would be worldwide calls to deregister them from the game.
 

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The incident between Geelong Cats' Patrick Dangerfield and Richmond's Nick Vlastuin from the first quarter of Saturday's game between Richmond and the Geelong Cats was assessed. The ball is loose. Vlastuin and Dangerfield approach the ball from opposing directions. Dangerfield punches the ball and in the process makes high contact to Vlastuin. It was the view of the MRO that Dangerfield's actions were not unreasonable in the circumstances. No further action was taken.
Free kick at least
 

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