agree with everything you sayCommon sense is always part of it! It just is. There is no problem with this being a week. Lets look at it...
a) Was it late- yes
b) was it high- yes
c) could he have pulled out- yes
d) was the act needed-no
e) did he jump into it, thus a vulnerable player was put in that position- yes he did.
Every act where a player leaves the ground SHOULD be a medium grade. There should be no ifs of buts, it should be medium, and therefore a week. If you injure them that grade is hight to severe depending on the extent. I'm happy if the MRP are harsh on this from now on.
You keep your feet and bump then by all means have it in the low category.
It's actually quite simple, and I'd say this if it was a Sydney player. Why put yourself at the mercy of the MRP when the act was so dumb and needless!
except thier own rules show it should have been classed as low
nothing wrong with following your own rules, then changing them if they are out of date
When you ignore the rules when you feel like it, is when it annoys fans
But AFL has been doing it for years
eg cotchin hit on shiel
except AFL came up with a BS decision, so he could play in richmond first GF since 1980
How would you feel being booked for doing 60 in an 80 zone, and then being told at court, we think it should have been a 40 zone because of potential, so you are guilty
if they AFL want the rules to reflect head being sacrosanct, then write them correctly