i agree, I also thought part of the incident was because fyfe seemed to lack situational awareness.Not sure where I sit on this one.
On one hand Reid wasn't looking to line him up, but on the other, he did seem to brace and launch into him a little after seeing him in his peripheral vision. And we know the tribunal loves punishing outcome over intent.
Genuine 50/50 as to which way they'll go. I wouldn't be upset if they ruled it an accidental football incident.
It was insane the coverage on the ch 7 news in perth tonight. They actually said Fyfe was sniped. It was cringe.Yep need to see this worse angle because the replay in the OP looks like Reid more or less stops his momentum, plants his feet and lets Fyfe run into him. Even the raised arm happens after the impact.
Hopefully it'll be judged as just playing football. And a week should be the absolute upper limit because we have to protect the head but 2-3 weeks would simply be more of the AFL's fascination with outcome rather than action/intent.
yeah he did...Odd one. Did Reid even get Fyfe in the head? I thought it was more the whiplash effect of not being ready for the bump and then the fall..
Well it wont be low impact, Fyfe was knocked out....So it will be either high or severe impact.Negligent Conduct
Should be 1-2 weeks I reckon.
Why is his foot off the ground if he is just bracing for contact?I mean he'll probably get a few weeks but there wasn't really much that Reid did wrong there, it's not like he ran off his line or went headhunting. Just braced for an impact and Fyfe seemed to be lacking spatial awareness.
generally when players move, either walk, jog or run, you'd expect a foot to be off the ground, unless they are deadset standing stillWhy is his foot off the ground if he is just bracing for contact?