- Sep 19, 2011
- AFL Club
You think Martin should've got off for striking someone with a forearm to the head behind play?
Both players elbowed someone off the ball. Both made high contact. Dusty hit Kennedys shoulder and it then hit his head. Kennedy remained on his feet. Michael Christian says: “The incident was assessed as intentional conduct with medium impact and high contact.”
Danger elbowed de boer in the midriff. he doubles over. then hits him in the head and de boer goes to ground. Michael Christian says: one count of striking, which was assessed as intentional conduct with low impact to the body. second action the force was insufficient to constitute a charge, hence no further action was taken.
So the takeaway is that you can make high contact as long as you elbow the guy first and your name is Patrick Dangerfield. Also if the guy doubles over from the strike it's medium impact if it's Dustin Martin and low impact if it's Patrick dangerfield.