It's not Melbourne but Collingwood need to desperately appeal the Brody Grundy suspension for the sake of the game as we know it.
obviously yes protecting the head is important and we all know about the importance of the concussion issue but...
Grundys tackle was exactly how players have been taught to tackle forever. Pin the arms bring him to ground win the free.
suspending grundy because browns head hit the dirt is a joke. We're at the point now where players won't be able to tackle out of fear of the tackled player getting hurt and the tackler getting rubbed out.
suspensions should only be handed out for deliberate aggressive acts outside the rules of the game. Not for accidental football incident injuries. It's a contact sport and players will get hurt. They all know and accept the risks.
the afl need to decide if the sport is going to remain a contact sport and sort out the mrp to acknowledge and accept injuries can happen in fair football incidents.
by all means rub out the blokes who punch, deliberately bump, trip, chicken wing, headlock, slander and just downright ignore the rules of the game but don't go after players who play fair and within the rules just because someone got hurt.