Went hard on it on First Crack as well. If that’s graded as careless, the only thing they can grade as intentional is Barry Hall or Andrew Gaff type incidents. Joke.Listened to the David King /Gerard Whateley discussion re Stewart incident on SEN this morning.
The discussion was led by King, however Whateley supported everything he said. I have changed my opinion of King.
I am paraphrasing:
“Good character, didn’t mean to do it, coach supports him, made a phone call to Dion.....it’s all absolute crap and means nothing in assessing the incident.
Think of Dion who will be carrying the consequences of this hit for not just a couple of weeks but the rest of his life.
Assessed as Careless? Are you kidding me? He ran past the ball and knocked a player out, Intentional every day of the week. King was hoping the tribunal reassessed it as Intentional before hearing the case. A penalty of up to 8 weeks was mentioned by King.”
As I said , Kings thoughts aligned exactly with a lot of ours on PRE.
Just thought I’d share.