St Kilda defender Jake Carlisle has come under fire for appearing to target Sydney co-captain Dane Rampe’s broken hand during Saturday’s match.
The Saints easily beat the Swans by 53 points at the Gabba to jump into third spot on the ladder, but Carlisle is likely to come under scrutiny for attempting to punch Rampe’s injured right hand.
Rampe played with a protective glove after sustaining the injury during Sydney’s win over Hawthorn in Round 8. He had a plate and screws inserted into his right hand on Monday.
Speaking on Fox Footy on Saturday night, Hawthorn champion Jordan Lewis says Carlisle’s actions were unnecessary.
"It's just stupid," Lewis said.
"There's nothing to achieve there and it's a shocking look for the game. It just didn't need to happen."
Match Review Officer Michael Christian could slap Carlisle with a fine or refer him straight to the Tribunal for either misconduct or serious misconduct.
Fines of up to $1500, $1000 with an early guilty plea, are issued for “Unreasonable or Unnecessary Contact with an Injured Player”.
"You're just putting yourself in that position again for critics to come," Western Bulldogs great Brad Johnson told Fox Footy.
"You just can't be doing that.
“It's not a good look for anybody, in particular for Jake Carlisle."
Jake Carlisle was trying to hit Dane Rampe’s injured hand pic.twitter.com/dynxpGWOsJ— 7AFL (@7AFL) August 1, 2020