IN response to the article in last week’s edition headlined ‘League club boss defends game’ and the example given of Alex McKinnon and that no amount of rules can completely eliminate the possibility of another such injury occurring is exactly the dilemma this creates when addressing the problem.
Rules will always be broken. Penalties need to worthy of the infringement.
One week after Alex was paralysed another player was suspended for two weeks for the same spear tackle that one week earlier cost a player just seven weeks for a tackle that ruined his life.
Maybe a suspension of a season will stop this constant abuse of a rule put in place to prevent this type of injury occurring.
Perhaps someone needs to rock the boat a little harder.