Carlton captain Patrick Cripps will be looking to overturn a two-match ban for rough conduct in a massive AFL Tribunal case on Tuesday night – follow the Tribunal in our live blog below from 5pm AEST!
Cripps was handed a two-match ban for a collision with Callum Ah Chee during Sunday’s loss to Brisbane Lions – which left Ah Chee concussed – with the incident graded careless conduct with high impact and high contact.
The Blues confirmed they would appeal the decision, while West Coast star Tim Kelly will also front the Tribunal, contesting a one-match ban for a dangerous tackle on Adelaide’s Sam Berry, which left Berry concussed during Sunday’s game and was assessed as careless conduct with medium impact and high contact.
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Speaking after the side’s loss, Carlton coach Michael Voss came to the defence of Cripps’ action.
“I thought it was a good contest,” he said.
“The umpire probably told the story, he didn’t pay a free kick, did he? Clearly he felt the arms were out and it was evenly contested and clearly when you have not a lot of time to adjust in those circumstances, it made for a difficult contest.
“From what I’ve seen, the arms were outstretched and it was a pretty even contest.”
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