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On-field punch or common assault in AFL?

Allistar Twigg

05 Jul 2017

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  • Sports Law

Should what happens on the field stay on the field? Or is it a common assault by any other name?

Wendy Harmer, of ABC Sydney Morning radio, asked Sports Lawyer, Allistar Twigg what his views are. You can hear Allistar and Wendy discuss the debate that is raging about a red card system for AFL after three on-field punching incidents in as many weeks.

Wendy wondered whether this is an assault by any other name? Allistar discusses whether you can charge a sports player for on-field incidents.

You can hear the conversation on ABC Morning Radio.

Duration: 7min 48sec
Broadcast: Tue 4 Jul 2017, 9:00am
Published: Tue 4 Jul 2017, 11:19am