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- Aug 29, 2010
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Go watch netball. Seriously.This is rubbish.
The laws of Australian Football, as published by the AFL, state:
No mention of whether it was "reasonable" whatever that means.
The rules are very clear: if one player intentionally or carelessly strikes another person then they should be reported.
Was it too quick for Danger to avoid, did his arm move up again after hitting the ball, did Danger go into the contest with his elbow out on purpose, could he have made the spoil differently?
All valid questions, but valid questions for the tribunal to sort out.
In terms of whether this was reportable, there is only one question asked by the rules of the game: did Dangerfield strike another person? Clearly the answer is yes.
He should have been reported and the tribunal could sort out if a penalty was justified and, if so, what the penalty should have been.
The fact they didn't even cite this is a travesty.
Also clearly a free kick for high contact.
The head is sacrosanct - yeah right.