“I hate it”: Neil Balme slams the AFL over lengthy bump suspensions

Richmond Senior Club Advisor Neil Balme has called out the AFL over the lengthy bans being dished out to players over bumps that cause concussions. Star Tiger Liam Baker received a one-game ban for a collision with Sydney’s Lewis Melican, with Richmond unable to overturn the suspension at the Tribunal overnight. We have seen the likes of Peter Wright (four weeks), Sam Powell-Pepper (four weeks) and Jimmy Webster (seven weeks) handed significant suspensions for these bumps already in 2024. Balme...

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3 weeks ago, SEN

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