Agree, it is pretty hard in those circumstances, and i wouldnt call Clanger a dirty player for it, but it was clearly 2 actions, his arm dropped after he hit the ball then went back up again. 20 years ago it was probably ok, but he should get weeks, considering other in play incidents that cause suspension.Two actions. After the ball was gone he raised the elbow.
In his defence it all happened pretty quick and I wouldn't normally consider him a dirty player, but if the AFL are fair dinkum he has to get suspended. Anyway, that circus will play out separately.
My concern is for Nick's well being. He's had a few head knocks. I hope he has no lasting effects.