Gill coming out and saying that now ,is him trying to clean up his legacy. He should have been saying that a month ago.Kudos to McLachlan for this statement:
Outgoing AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan has admitted he remains “very agitated” by the AFL Appeals Board’s decision to overturn Patrick Cripps’ suspension for rough conduct.
“People are aware I was very agitated by that (Appeals Board) decision,” McLachlan said last month for a piece published in this week’s AFL Record.
“It made no sense to me in any way and it is frustrating to have a legal view about due process or procedural fairness - a complete nonsense - really affect a clear mandate to protect the head.
“We confused our supporters and set ourselves back and that really frustrates me.
“When you can have something that is so important, which is protecting the head, and a clear statement from the MRO and backed up by the Tribunal, and then the player getting off because of a legal technicality and nobody really understanding what the hell happened, I find that challenging.
The fact we still haven't created a playing environment where players exercise an abundance of caution to avoid hitting other players in the head is a massive stain on the game and the way it's administered.
Suffice to say, Cripps is an undeserving winner of the Brownlow.