Andrew Gaff was as well; or anyone who made a honest mistake. But is should not reduce any potential suspension.
Agreed. I'm sure he is remorseful for the impact on Prestia when he probably meant to just knock him over, but the impact was severe and he'll have to wear the consequences.
Nothing more than a gut feel, but I'm guessing 3-4, which, considering it probably costs Stewart another B&F, potentially costs him another AA and will keep him sidelined against Melbourne and Carlton (and Port away, if it's four), it's hardly a slap on the wrist.
Pay that one.
I agree for Richmond fans its s**t to have one of your best taken out in an important game.
But that's exactly what ol' helmet hair cotchin did in 2017. GWS were in it up to their necks until that point. And the AFL let him play the next week
Think someone said it earlier, but Cats would argue for 3, MRO would argue 5+ and we settle on 4 weeks.
At the same time, I wouldn't be surprised if the MRO came out with something over 6 or 7 weeks considering their apparent stance on the head being sacrosanct, but also Stewart being out for only 2 cause of the mess the tribunal is.
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See the last sentence. Well stewart didnt do what those 4 did. Not even close. All 4 of them put players out of the game for half a season or more with broken faces.This is a raw 6, if that comes down to 4 somehow then I don’t really care but the intention is there to take Prestia out of the game by hitting him high after he has clearly moved the ball on, that’s enough for 4 on its own.
The fact that Prestia is concussed is another 2 weeks. I really feel for Dion and his family right now and in the future knowing that he has endured that head knock, the footage of him crawling in the trainer’s hands is scary stuff.
To me this is not far off Lockett on Caven 2022. No intention to play the ball, tucks the arm and ball plays the head, there needs to be consequences here.
I don’t care if he’s a good bloke or he’s sorry either, Plugger, Hall, Gaff and Lethal were all sorry after they put people’s brain into next week.
which would still be a hell of a lot shorter then those four players. All of them werent just concussed. They were physically disfigured too. drinking out of straws for weeks.We don't know how long Prestia is out for. If it is a bad concussion it could be a month or more
Which aint a link. scott played at brisbane and coached north. Never been at geelong.