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Jimmy Bartel says Nic Naitanui shouldn’t be suspended

Former Match Review Panel member Jimmy Bartel says he expects Nic Naitanui to succeed at the AFL tribunal tonight.

The West Coast ruckman is contesting the one-match ban he copped for a contentious tackle on Port Adelaide’s Karl Amon.

“I think he’ll get off,” Jimmy said on Macquarie Sports Radio.

“A lot of the things I’ve read – things quoted from (Match Review Officer) Michael Christian – I think the Eagles can argue those pretty successfully.

“The whole arms pinned, was it unreasonable … all that stuff.”

Click PLAY below to hear Jimmy’s explanation

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