Possibly, but young Tobes has been doing these borderline things for a long time now. There's a reason why he is perceived as being of bad character and Cotch is perceived as being of good character.He isn't thankfully.
My point is the prejudice both positive and negative towards certain players. Nat Fyfe the wholesome Brownlow medallist could pull out a sawn off shotgun and blow someone away and get a $1500 fine. Took Ablett 3 goes to get done this year, the Bont breaks Haynes' larynx, Tom Mitchell whacks someone from behind. The list goes on.
The prejudice of the AFL is appalling. If you're a "good" guy, you'll get off more often than not. If you don't fit the clean-cut image, you're screwed.
Obviously it's not possible, but if you judged these incidents by the actions only, and not who the player is, there would be some massively different results.
And I don't care if the evidence is definitive or not - if your hand goes into the eyes and face of another player who is pinned on the ground then I'm going to figure you are up to no good. And if you do it again the next week I'm going to think even worse.