- Jul 13, 2015
- AFL Club
So why didnt they call it eye gouging?Yes, because you don’t have to be a doctor to know that eyes are delicate and you only get two of them.
Didn’t your parents ever explain to you how important your sight is?
You can get shoved in the chin 20 times a game by an opponent and walk off without injury, yet direct contact to the eye once from a fingernail could damage your sight for life.
If you lose your sight your life is irreversibly changed forever.
Greene should’ve got 5 weeks last week if the AFL had done the right thing.
Instead of the mental gymnastics of saying it was probably something bad, they couldnt prove it was something bad, but it looked something bad, and lots of people got upset so it was worth a week.
BTW: we have king hit laws in NSW for the exact same sort of reason. People have died from a single punch.
Maybe the AFL should have 5 weeks as the minimum for punching. 1 week for when it looks like a punch but they cant actually prove that it was a punch.