Has to be to be doing that, like wtf your an afl captain and you resort to that. AFL need to stamp it out real quick, as it is a terrible look for young fans. My 4 year old knows not to pinch, yet here we areHeard him interveiwed before the game. Sounds like a real dumb campaigner too.
Good find. AFL need to act. If he pinched him three times in a minute that is a first offence for. If he did it again five minutes later... second offence... and so. Just like if you punch someone and then punch him again five minutes later. Stratton up for a hefty five figure sum.
I count what can be definitely identified as individual pinches at least 3 times there.
Resorting to pinching because he got beaten
https://www.afl.com.au/news/2013-06-25/crowley-guilty-of-pinchingI count what can be definitely identified as individual pinches at least 3 times there.
My understanding of the rules is that these will all be a first offence. I don't think 3 instances in the same game for financial sanctions get differentiated?
3x $1500 = $4500
That's getting off lightly still. But it has to be what happens at a minimum.
Would be a sham for him to get a measly $1500, reduced to $1000 fine. Clear evidence of multiple pinches.