McGovern hit on Viney

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flyinghi64

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#77
Umpire standing right there saw nothing worth reversing the free kick, he was right there. Saw it, heard the impact and basically said stop fooling around.
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#78
Not sure if any here have copped a hit to the throat before, but Viney showed none of the tell tale signs of even light contact directly to the throat. The movies don't lie - it can be quite stunning and makes it difficult to breathe in the moments afterwards. It's also a very difficult spot to hit.

Leads me to conclude that the force in the above picture is through the palm and to the sternum, with very little if any forceful contact hitting higher. The angle of McGovern's wrist supports this.

That said, it was a very, very silly thing to do. An inch or 2 higher and McGovern would be missing a gf.
Agree with this, if you are hit with force to the throat you don't jump back up like nothing has happened.

That said, Gov is an idiot and a very lucky boy. If you're hitting people in that area there is such a small margin between a nothing strike and a multiple week suspension, if they move or your punch goes slightly astray.
 
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