Allen and Schwarz fire up over light suspension
The AFL Western District has come under fire from a parent of a 17-year-old boy who was the victim of a brutal attack on the footy field by a man with a violent past.
Tony Lambevski told Neil Mitchell on 3AW Mornings that his son was hit off the play during a footy match in the South West District Footy League.
Lambevski’s son Sam broke his jaw in two places and a fractured, decompressed cheekbone.
The player responsible for the hit was recently released on parole and despite being found guilty at the South West District’s tribunal, was only handed a three week suspension.
Drive co-host Mark Allen doesn’t believe that a three week suspension is good enough.
“If this kid gets a second chance, that is great. If they give him the ability to come out and play sport, no worries,” Allen said.
“But if you coward punch anyone, let alone a 17-year-old kid, you are going back in.”
Co-host David Schwarz said he does not believe that the player responsible should have been able to play in the first place. “I would go as far as saying that if you are wearing an ankle bracelet because you are out on parole, you shouldn’t be playing organised sport.”
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