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Daisy Thomas Says The Industry Must Accept Players Pulling Out Of Contests

Off the back of heavy collisions resulting in injuries to Mason Wood, Harry Cunningham and Steven May on the weekend, Daisy Thomas has called for the football industry to start accepting that players will pull out of contests.

Daisy’s call comes after Essendon’s Peter Wright was suspended for four matches after making contact with Cunningham’s head in a marking contest in the first quarter on Saturday night.

“We have to now as an industry accept blokes pulling out of contests.”

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“Four weeks, not only from personal point of view but from a team point of view… the coaches would say I guess I’d rather you pull out and be available for selection next week if you think there was going to be a contest,” Daisy continued on the Midweek Rub.

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“We will get to a point where it looks stupid. There’ll be two blokes going back, they both stop, the ball bounces in the middle and there’s no contest which is the fabric of the game essentially.

“Because of the fair contest, the nature of it being physical, that’s very quickly gonna go out of the game.”

Joey Montagna added to Daisy’s comments.

“We evolve… think about what happened in the ‘70s and ‘80s that we all loved. Now you look back and you go ‘Oh my God, that’s assault, that’s jail time.’”

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