How is Fyfe's elbow guard legal?

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Schauermann

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Last night Fyfe seemed to lightly clip Yeo over the head with his elbow guard which left Yeo on the ground for a minute.

Ordinary this high contact would not hurt anyone, yet the hard bracing inside Fyfe's guard had a pretty big impact on Yeo.

Fyfe has been quoted as saying he doesnt need the elbow guard, but just wears it no due to superstition, and so his grandma can spot him.

For a guy who has history of elbowing people in the head, why does the AFL continue to allow this?
How about Gaff's hands? Chopping them of would do alot more for player's safety...
 

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Was it Matty Lloyd who knocked out a Hawks player with an arm guard once? This guard doesn’t look anywhere near as solid, I’m sure it’s been AFL approved.
Yep. Knocked out Josh This good, breaking his cheek and jaw. Apparently it was only Styrofoam though...
 

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I played footy with a Sri Lankan bloke who wasn't allowed to wear black tights under white shorts as it was a clash, even though he claimed they were skin coloured for him. Umpire said they had to be white or exactly skin coloured - which I guess meant cream/pink skin toned for us white skinned people.

Anyway...that was local footy, but surely a similar rule applies at AFL level? Why is Fyfe wearing a dark arm guard every game? Shouldn't it have to match the jumper colour?
 

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Last night Fyfe seemed to lightly clip Yeo over the head with his elbow guard which left Yeo on the ground for a minute.

Ordinary this high contact would not hurt anyone, yet the hard bracing inside Fyfe's guard had a pretty big impact on Yeo.

Fyfe has been quoted as saying he doesnt need the elbow guard, but just wears it no due to superstition, and so his grandma can spot him.

For a guy who has history of elbowing people in the head, why does the AFL continue to allow this?

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It's F**king Foam not a "brace"
 

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Is this thread for real? It’s foam padding for bursitis on his elbow ffs. Stop making s**t up, and stop believing bulls**t.
 

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Fyfe should really stop whacking fellas in the head, he's going to get a reputation.
No other player in the game currently comes close to Fyfes record:
4 X times he's been suspended for incidents
5 X times he's been fined for incidents
At least another 5 times he's been cited for incidents but cleared

In total it's a least 14 times he's drawn the attention of the MRP for one reason or another.
 

Shane Heard

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The bloke has way too much self awareness for my liking.

Understated attention getting behaviour like this quite disturbing.

If he actually does wear it and doesn’t actually need it...well unfortunately that’s what you would call being a bit of a w###er.
 

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No other player in the game currently comes close to Fyfes record:
4 X times he's been suspended for incidents
5 X times he's been fined for incidents
At least another 5 times he's been cited for incidents but cleared

In total it's a least 14 times he's drawn the attention of the MRP for one reason or another.
Those are alarming statistics.

It’s like he’s got a Robbie Muir type record without ever missing a game.

Quite incredulous really.
 

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Mark LeCras pretty much wore this forearm guard for the rest of his career after he was rushed back after fracturing it and it is probably closer to a shin pad than what Fyfe has on his elbow.

 

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Mark LeCras pretty much wore this forearm guard for the rest of his career after he was rushed back after fracturing it and it is probably closer to a shin pad than what Fyfe has on his elbow.

Think it’s only fair that because of this blatant cheating, LeCras and Fyfe’s teams are retrospectively both docked six points in each game that their respective players played in.
 

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It was a poor snipe. Saw it live, was disappointed he did it.

It’s not an elbow guard. It’s a nba shooting sleeve. Compression bandage at best. Don’t let the frustration boil over to influence your oversight. It’s about as standard as physio taping
 
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