EbeneInfo – United States – “Someone is going to die”: the coaching legend’s plea to the AFL

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Champion forwards Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt are two of those players who have lauded in recent years for making legendary marks with eyes only for the ball

But after Port Adelaide’s Brad Ebert was forced to retire due to concussion against Richmond in the 2020 Finals, Sheedy fears it could end in death

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« We’re not ready for this and we don’t want it, so we have to protect the players from themselves

« If we lost someone it would send a cyclonic tsunami through the ranks and the impact on flows at all levels of the game would be enormous

« I’m not sure how we can change this, but it’s incumbent on the AFL to at least look into it before someone dies

« I’m talking about the incident that ended Brad Ebert’s career I’m talking about those crazy marks from Jonathan Brown and Nick Riewoldt

« We admire the courage of these players, but sooner or later someone will die »

Sheedy also explained that he has major concerns about the AFL’s slingshot tackle rule after a number of tough calls from match review agents

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EbeneInfo – United States – « Someone is going to die »: coach legend calls for AFL

Source: https://www.foxsports.com.au/afl/someone-is-going-to-die-coaching-legends-plea-to-the-afl/news-story/62738af10006d5d41fef150c6f2e20ec

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