Bulldogs midfielder Bailey Smith might be dealing with a stint on the sidelines after he was reported for an alleged headbutt on Zach Tuohy.
Western Bulldogs midfielder Bailey Smith might discover himself in sizzling water with the Match Review Officer after he was reported for an alleged headbutt on Geelong utility Zach Tuohy throughout Friday night’s match at Marvel Stadium.
After the ultimate siren sounded for three-quarter time in Melbourne, Smith and Tuohy grew to become embroiled in a heated confrontation whereas strolling in direction of the dugout.
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During the temporary fracas, the 21-year-old appeared to deliberately thrust his head at Tuohy whereas grabbing his jumper, making contact together with his opponent’s brow. The officiating umpire instantly reported Smith for the incident.
Tuohy emerged from the scuffle with a ripped jersey and a pink mark on his brow.
“Another little headbutt there from Bailey Smith, I’m not sure if it made contact but there were a couple either way,” footy icon Brian Taylor mentioned on Channel 7 commentary.
“Now Bailey Smith has been reported here. I think I saw one happen before that as well. Wowee. A little split on the forehead as well. Oh boy. Goodness gracious me.
“A double whack there and both having a go at each other. What a way to end the quarter.”
Tuohy and Smith shared a hug after the Cats claimed a 12.11 (83) to 10.10 (70) victory, their third consecutive win.
“We’re just shaking our heads … we can’t believe what we’re seeing,” former Melbourne captain Garry Lyon mentioned on Fox Footy.
“It’s so out of character for a young man who is almost the highest profile footy player in the competition.”
Brisbane Lions legends Jonathan Brown known as it an “absolute brain snap”.
“The old Liverpool kiss, we don’t see it very often,” he continued.
“What’s the AFL going to say about that? They called Buddy Franklin’s act cowardly. Jeez. that’s worse.”
The Herald Sun’s Glenn McFarlane tweeted: “What the hell was he thinking?”
The Age’s Andrew Wu posted: “Bailey Smith is a smart player, but that’s not how to use your head.”
Another Jeremy Cameron masterclass helped Geelong stave off a courageous Bulldogs counteroffensive in an action-packed contest.
Cameron completed the sport with six targets to reclaim the Coleman Medal lead and information the Cats to a hard-fought 13-point win after they virtually noticed their early 40-point lead completely whittled away when the Dogs bought inside 5 factors within the closing time period.
But after taking part in an instrumental position in placing Geelong in a commanding place early within the sport with three first-quarter targets, Cameron stood tall on the finish as nicely, booting one other three majors within the closing time period when the Bulldogs threatened to finish a exceptional comeback win.
The triumph noticed Geelong re-enter the highest 4 and string collectively three wins in a row for the primary time this season, whereas the Dogs might now be tipped out of the highest eight by the top of the spherical.
— with Ronny Lerner, NCA NewsWire