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6 minutes ago, Roost it far said:

That’s what happens when you get kicked in the face. I was 100 metres from that and boy was the sound sickening 

I remember that when it happened there was an odd hush on the MCG at the time, the sound of it was absolutely awful. I could not believe King got off scott free, it was reckless, stupid, and clearly dangerous. Meanwhile Brent Moloney got 2 weeks in the same year for “potential impact” on Bartel but didn’t actually touch him. 

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18 minutes ago, Pates said:

I remember that when it happened there was an odd hush on the MCG at the time, the sound of it was absolutely awful. I could not believe King got off scott free, it was reckless, stupid, and clearly dangerous. Meanwhile Brent Moloney got 2 weeks in the same year for “potential impact” on Bartel but didn’t actually touch him. 

David King?

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It was a sickening hit. Sounded awful when that boot hit and I just remembered gasping and hoping Jeff was ok.

I’ll always hate Bomber Thompson for joking about it in his press conference after the match. Something along the lines of head shouldn’t have been there, he head butted Kings foot etc. [censored] waste of skin that bloke. He’s probably face down in a ditch now after his ice addiction. 

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13 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

It was a sickening hit. Sounded awful when that boot hit and I just remembered gasping and hoping Jeff was ok.

I’ll always hate Bomber Thompson for joking about it in his press conference after the match. Something along the lines of head shouldn’t have been there, he head butted Kings foot etc. [censored] waste of skin that bloke. He’s probably face down in a ditch now after his ice addiction. 

I say this with all the love I can muster - dig a hole and [email protected] bury him!

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33 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

It was a sickening hit. Sounded awful when that boot hit and I just remembered gasping and hoping Jeff was ok.

I’ll always hate Bomber Thompson for joking about it in his press conference after the match. Something along the lines of head shouldn’t have been there, he head butted Kings foot etc. [censored] waste of skin that bloke. He’s probably face down in a ditch now after his ice addiction. 

Karma has caught up to Thompson the past few years.

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32 minutes ago, Lord Travis said:

It was a sickening hit. Sounded awful when that boot hit and I just remembered gasping and hoping Jeff was ok.

I’ll always hate Bomber Thompson for joking about it in his press conference after the match. Something along the lines of head shouldn’t have been there, he head butted Kings foot etc. [censored] waste of skin that bloke. He’s probably face down in a ditch now after his ice addiction. 

He definitely wasn’t joking in the press conference the following week when nick davis had just ran riot and kicked them out of the finals ! Magical Geelong capitulation 

 

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42 minutes ago, Win4theAges said:

Nah nah it was an accident, no suspension required it's a Geelong player after all. 

Play on.

How true! Still occurring, possibly always will until the AFL become transparently responsible.

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2 hours ago, Roost it far said:

That’s what happens when you get kicked in the face. I was 100 metres from that and boy was the sound sickening 

Me too, was almost as high as you can get in the stands but still heard it clear as day.

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As a few have mentioned, you could hear the sound from the crowd and it was sickening.

Bomber said something along the lines of 'King could've broken his leg' which was just so out of touch given the seriousness of the injury. Would love to see the actual quote, I've looked for it but haven't found it.

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1 hour ago, Lord Travis said:

It was a sickening hit. Sounded awful when that boot hit and I just remembered gasping and hoping Jeff was ok.

I’ll always hate Bomber Thompson for joking about it in his press conference after the match. Something along the lines of head shouldn’t have been there, he head butted Kings foot etc. [censored] waste of skin that bloke. He’s probably face down in a ditch now after his ice addiction. 

I think the class of Bomber as a human has been on display for all to see.

At least there is some comfort that he, Bomber, has to wake up being him every day.

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5 minutes ago, Tracca said:

Sorry did Jeff get hit? Or is this from when he got kicked in the face?

All we know is what is included by Jeff White in the photo in the OP. Given the #kinghit hashtag, I think we can assume it is from the Stephen King kick.

It actually raises a question in my mind about the kicking in danger rule. I don't know how the rule is worded but it seems to me a free kick (pardon the pun) is only paid if the kick actually makes contact with an opposition player. I would have thought a free kick should be played whenever there is a risk of such contact rather than only when contact is made. 

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2 hours ago, La Dee-vina Comedia said:

All we know is what is included by Jeff White in the photo in the OP. Given the #kinghit hashtag, I think we can assume it is from the Stephen King kick.

It actually raises a question in my mind about the kicking in danger rule. I don't know how the rule is worded but it seems to me a free kick (pardon the pun) is only paid if the kick actually makes contact with an opposition player. I would have thought a free kick should be played whenever there is a risk of such contact rather than only when contact is made. 

I actually thought it waa paid on contact and also if there was a chance of making contact.

Thus at the umps disgression if it seemed contact could have been made its in danger.

Dont quote me.

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