Maybe the AFL have decided the force of the punch should be relative to each player. So given Oliver's apparent dive last year, the AFL figured this punch must have been considered a pretty hefty blow by Oliver standards, and so worthy of a penalty.
It wasn't so much harmful as it wasn't as efficient as it could be. Kinda like saying Oliver should never kick because his handballs more often than not win a clearance, whilst sometimes it's good if Oliver kicks more we and He can be better
He was still one of those guys who hangs around for a while as a depth player. We had high hopes in the beginning, but he was a slow developer at the club, and didn't really take the bull by the horns like the other young guys like Trac, Oliver, Angus etc. I don't think he even got on our radar as a regular senior player - what did he play, maybe 5 games? I can still see him being just a fringe player at Port, but good luck to him.
How about a pledge per loss, so supporters receive financial compensation for every defeat where we either start as favourites or entirely shit the bed to a team below us, preferably from the player's salary. Would go some way to restoring the balance on my Dan Murphys account after all the post-devastating loss benders.