The Adelaide Crows have confirmed they’ll enchantment 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 overview officer graded as careless, with extreme impression and excessive contact.
“The membership’s authorized counsel argued there was not any forceful or vital contact with Wehr’s head and the impression was not extreme,” an announcement from the membership says.
The enchantment will probably be heard on Thursday.
McAdam’s bump on Wehr was considered one of 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 labeled as excessive contact and careless contact, however solely a medium impression which resulted within the smaller penalty. He’ll serve one sport.
Pickett was hit with a careless conduct, excessive impression 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 impression” – dispute Pickett additionally launching himself into Smith.
McAdam’s advocate Tom Duggan mentioned provided that, the Crows have been “stunned” concerning the classification.
“The fact is that on this case…there was no harm in any respect,” Duggan mentioned.
“It’s certainly a fabric proven fact that there was no harm when contemplating whether or not the impression was extreme.”
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