Yep they are a classy bunch of blokes. Which is why it has been so annoying for the media and the AFL industry to drag them down at every opportunity for a few mistakes made. They didn't have to line up for Ablett; they'd just won their 3rd flag in 4 years! They didn't have to hide their medals; most people wouldn't even think about doing that and would mean no disrespect if they left them out. They would have been well within their rights to target his shoulder. This is a Grand Final; take no prisoners within the rules in the heat of the game and that wouldn't have been breaking any rules. If you're on the ground you are fair game; if you're injured go to the bench. Particularly after they watched one of our most important players knocked out by an opposition player (even if it was accidental) in the first few minutes so we played the whole game a man down.That's amazing about the medals. I noticed too regarding Ablett - Broad was really careful not to bump or tackle him hard at times. We set the standard, regardless of what others think of us.
These blokes are absolute warriors and they have earned the enormous respect of the entire footy world. Anyone who doesn't respect them is not worth any of their concern.