AFL tribunal 2023 | Adelaide Crows to attraction Shane McAdam suspension

The Adelaide Crows have confirmed they are going to attraction the three-match ban handed to ahead Shane McAdam for his brutal hit on GWS’s Jacob Wehr.

McAdam was despatched straight to the tribunal for the hit, which the match evaluate officer graded as careless, with extreme influence and excessive contact.

“The membership’s authorized counsel argued there was not any forceful or important contact with Wehr’s head and the influence was not extreme,” a press release from the membership says.

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The attraction will likely be heard on Thursday.

McAdam’s bump on Wehr was one in all three thrust into the highlight in spherical one, together with Swans veteran Lance Franklin’s on the Gold Coast’s Sam Collins, and Demons firebrand Kysaiah Pickett’s on Bailey Smith.

Whereas McAdam was despatched straight to the tribunal, the Swans and Demons have been each provided early pleas, which each accepted.

Franklin’s bump on Collins was categorized as excessive contact and careless contact, however solely a medium influence which resulted within the smaller penalty. He’ll serve one sport.

Pickett was hit with a careless conduct, excessive influence and excessive contact cost, and can serve two.

The Crows used each Franklin’s and Pickett’s bumps as examples, however bizarrely, the jury dismissed the Pickett instance, deeming it to be a extra “glancing influence” – dispute Pickett additionally launching himself into Smith.

McAdam’s advocate Tom Duggan mentioned on condition that, the Crows have been “stunned” in regards to the classification.

“The fact is that on this case…there was no harm in any respect,” Duggan mentioned.

“It’s absolutely a fabric indisputable fact that there was no harm when contemplating whether or not the influence was extreme.”

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