Uh huh. My opinion has nothing to do with being a Freo supporter, mate.'Violent overreactions' define nearly every Fremantle supporters opinion of this incident.
Natanui is very fortunate that Merrett wasn't actually injured - could've suffered catastrophic head or neck injuries. It's a worry that Nic Nat displayed no self-control when reacting to annoying but harmless provocation.
It's a familiar story in our society. As I said, our courts, prisons and hospitals are full of tragic stories and broken lives where things just 'got a bit out of hand'.