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Surprised (or not) that this is not all over social media. 

I only found this story. Would have thought the video would be all over the place. 

 Not even the usual suspects are spotlighting this.

I guess the AFL don’t want a landslide winner not eligible. 

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3 minutes ago, Demonland said:

Surprised (or not) that this is not all over social media. 

I only found this story. Would have thought the video would be all over the place. 

 Not even the usual suspects are spotlighting this.

I guess the AFL don’t want a landslide winner not eligible. 

Commentators sitting in silence, too scared to say anything. Absolutely pathetic.

Thats  a suspension for sure.

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7 minutes ago, Pickett2Jackson said:

Commentators sitting in silence, too scared to say anything. Absolutely pathetic.

Thats  a suspension for sure.

Commentators were absolutely silent. None of them wanted to highlight that there could be something there. 

 I’m not suggesting he be suspended but it needs to be looked at and it will be brushed under the carpet. 

 If this exact incident was involving Oskar Baker it would be looked at. No question. 

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8 minutes ago, DubDee said:

Was not a sling. His arms were mostly free and contact fell on his shoulder mostly. 

not suspension worthy imo

Probably not but it’s worthy of the commentators saying something. 

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He didn't sling which is how they'll rationalise not giving him anything. Could be deemed a dangerous tackle though (think Kozzies ones against the Lions earlier this year) and get a fine, honestly it's probably not worthy of anything but no doubt the AFL would look after their favourites especially those in Brownlow / finals contention.

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Christian: "Okay, next one ... nothing's happening! It's frozen again! Oh. Press play, that's right. I always forget. Who's this ... Brisbane versus ... looks a bit like Sydney? I'll look it up later ... oooh. Ooooh. That looks bad. That's weeks. Who's that number 9? ... 7 Jarrod Berry ... 8 Ely Smith ... 9 Lachie Neale ...... Lachie Neale? Brownlow favourite? Better look at that again. Oh no ... the bloke's not hospitalised. It can't be too bad. You can't put a star out of the game just because he deserves a suspension. Okay, next one...."

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So what is it about a sling tackle that makes it problematic? Is is because of the potential to cause head injuries? Why then would this tackle be different? Neale is trying to slam the guy into the ground as hard as he can. Either the head is sacrosanct or it isn't.

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7 hours ago, Darkhorse72 said:

Not a sling, it looks like simple momentum carrying them both forward, and the swan hit his head.

I agree.

My point is that even if it was a sling and even if he was knocked unconscious he still would get off.

Not all players are treated equally. Especially if they are outright favourite to win the Brownlow. 

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Just been through Twitter, Facebook & Instagram this morning and there is not one reporter and only 2 media outlets posts talking about this. 

The silence is very strange. The media are usually vultures here. 

One must wonder if there is a directive been sent out here. Or maybe there’s nothing in it. 

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4 hours ago, Demonland said:

I agree.

My point is that even if it was a sling and even if he was knocked unconscious he still would get off.

Not all players are treated equally. Especially if they are outright favourite to win the Brownlow. 

That is true as well... 

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Not a sling tackle. No concussion. Stayed on the ground. Arms not pinned. Didn't drive his head into the ground, but rather momentum took them both forward. Actually an everyday tackle. Correct decision.

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No sling, but still pretty poor given the ball was out ages ago.

Should've been holding the ball, clear prior.

Blakey's a little bigger but it's another skinny kid mixing it with the big boys and not doing a good job of protecting himself either.

Tacklers, players and umpires all have to do better to prevent nasty tackles.

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i just wish they'd stop using the term "sling tackle" because the discussion then just devolves into the technicalities of what constitutes a "sling tackle" (i.e. one arm pinned, two arms pinned, double action sling etc) which avoids discussing inherent danger and risk.

the issue is simply one of a dangerous tackle which endangers the head, basically where the played is slammed with excessive force to the ground 

not saying this one was or wasn't but deserved discussion and mro review. i'd probably have given a fine to send a message, because it certainly was on the border

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