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Was it a good or bad punch?

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What a disgrace. Gaff is a cowardly thug! 1 100.00%
 
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8 match ban was not long enough! 0 0.00%
 
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Throwing random sucker punches to injure or hurt another person is a criminal act. The bubble of professional sport protects players from facing criminal conviction. In non-elite competitions, players have faced criminal conviction, prison time and forced to pay the medical bills.



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mjk45 said:
Homeroids said:

They need a send off rule. Better still, a send off rule that also does not allow another player on so the team needs to play one down. Soccer does that. Even Rugby League has a "sin" bin where the team is one down. Ice Hockey does it for any penalty I thought.

 

If a dude smacks out another player, breaks their teeth well heck, why is that guy still on the field? just not right. AFL administration are a bunch of idiots.

 The Afl has argued that since the  crackdown on striking these cases that were prevalent twenty years or more ago are now rare, and  if a red card was with the Gaff case how do you police it, in this case you have no umpires report to go by because the behind play nature of it meant they didn't see it  at the time it happened ,my thoughts are keep it how it is unless there  is an upsurge in coward punches  but I admit I wouldn't oppose it if it was introduced strictly for these Barry Hall Andrew Gaff type hits where there is concrete video evidence , but not like amateur football with it's broader criteria.

What I would  like to see is the AFl come out and state that their crackdown on jump punch's and strikes to the body  by making them finable offences is now done and it's suspension from now on, Like Andrew Gaff himself said when asked about his defences proposition that he meant to hit Brayshaw in the chest like  he had done earlier and miscued when Brayshaw propped and lowered his body weight  gaff's reply was it didn't matter  the impact itself was what matters.

VAR anyone? So they see a player down at some point. Blood is poring from the players mouth, get off field Ump to view video evidence - Red card. Not that hard of a system to implement. It's important because it would create a far greater deterrent at every level of the team, especially the coaching staff.



Homeroids said:
mjk45 said:

 The Afl has argued that since the  crackdown on striking these cases that were prevalent twenty years or more ago are now rare, and  if a red card was with the Gaff case how do you police it, in this case you have no umpires report to go by because the behind play nature of it meant they didn't see it  at the time it happened ,my thoughts are keep it how it is unless there  is an upsurge in coward punches  but I admit I wouldn't oppose it if it was introduced strictly for these Barry Hall Andrew Gaff type hits where there is concrete video evidence , but not like amateur football with it's broader criteria.

What I would  like to see is the AFl come out and state that their crackdown on jump punch's and strikes to the body  by making them finable offences is now done and it's suspension from now on, Like Andrew Gaff himself said when asked about his defences proposition that he meant to hit Brayshaw in the chest like  he had done earlier and miscued when Brayshaw propped and lowered his body weight  gaff's reply was it didn't matter  the impact itself was what matters.

VAR anyone? So they see a player down at some point. Blood is poring from the players mouth, get off field Ump to view video evidence - Red card. Not that hard of a system to implement. It's important because it would create a far greater deterrent at every level of the team, especially the coaching staff.

You mention VAR as a deterrent, where talking 3 cases in over a decade like I said if it was to suddenly  increase I would consider it but I can't see the AFL spending money on an issue that we rarely see , instead like I stated earlier I would like all jumper punches and body punches that players now seem to  do instead of pushing  away the opponent suspended instead of fined I feel that would be a greater deterrent.



mjk45 said:
Homeroids said:

VAR anyone? So they see a player down at some point. Blood is poring from the players mouth, get off field Ump to view video evidence - Red card. Not that hard of a system to implement. It's important because it would create a far greater deterrent at every level of the team, especially the coaching staff.

You mention VAR as a deterrent, where talking 3 cases in over a decade like I said if it was to suddenly  increase I would consider it but I can't see the AFL spending money on an issue that we rarely see , instead like I stated earlier I would like all jumper punches and body punches that players now seem to  do instead of pushing  away the opponent suspended instead of fined I feel that would be a greater deterrent.

I don't think there is much to spend on to have a quick video review. We all saw the events of the Gaff incident on review already, almost instantly. I also think the regularity is irrelevant. If someone does something well outside the rules, take them off, at least for a short time. Other contact sports do this. It's a suitable penalty for the "crime". That's all I am saying.



Australia have a national sport where they can punch people in the face, break jaws and knock teeth out and still remain on the field and no send off. Violent attacks occur in this Australian sport on a weekly basis. Who wants to play a sport where they can get smashed and badly injured when they do not see it coming?