MRP / Trib. Tom Stewart - Result 4 week match suspension

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BF Tiger

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Dion targeted as well IMHO. I’ve no doubt Chris Scott would have emphasised how important he is to Richmond, so when the opportunity arose… I’m not saying Chris Scott ordered a hit, just that I don’t think Stewart would’ve taken the same action against, for example, Jack Ross.
 

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Barnzy

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Dion targeted as well IMHO. I’ve no doubt Chris Scott would have emphasised how important he is to Richmond, so when the opportunity arose… I’m not saying Chris Scott ordered a hit, just that I don’t think Stewart would’ve taken the same action against, for example, Jack Ross.

Agree. Dirty coach and dirty team
 

_Mike_

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On face value 3-4 however with the MRP - 2
 

fusion

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Dion targeted as well IMHO. I’ve no doubt Chris Scott would have emphasised how important he is to Richmond, so when the opportunity arose… I’m not saying Chris Scott ordered a hit, just that I don’t think Stewart would’ve taken the same action against, for example, Jack Ross.
I wouldn't mind a red card system, that is adjudicated by league HQ for clear cut cases like this, or a Barry Hall/Andrew Gaff type incident. Run it like the NFL does with video review - have an ex senior umpire or MRP chairman watch every game live, and have the power to "call it in" so that a player gets disqualified from the game.
It makes me upset every time I watch it. If AFL are serious about trying to eradicate dirty hits then it will be 5+ weeks

These sorts of hits have potential to cause long term brain issues for the player getting hit
Terrible to see him struggling to get up after the hit- I'd hate to see that happen to anyone I care about. Stewart get 3-4 weeks, but I 100% agree with you. If the AFL is really serious about sending a message to outlaw this type of act, it should be 6-8 weeks. 3 weeks is one week more than a light headbutt that doesn't risk serious neck, spinal or brain injury.

But the AFL will continue to over-penalise some actions, but come down light on the very bad incidents.
 

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