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SportCats legend puzzled as Ablett cops ban

14:41  27 may  2019
14:41  27 may  2019 Source:   wwos.ninemsn.com.au

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Jimmy Bartel has given a puzzled assessment of Gary Ablett 's recent behaviour, with the Geelong legend finally suspended after a month of near misses.

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Cats legend puzzled as Ablett cops ban© AAP Claws out: Geelong's Gary Ablett scuffles with Gold Coast's Anthony Miles.

Geelong's Gary Ablett has been offered a one-match suspension for striking Gold Coast's Anthony Miles on the jaw.

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According to the AFL's Match Review statement released on Monday, the incident was assessed as "Intentional Conduct with Low Impact and High Contact".

Saturday's hit on Miles followed similar encounters with Essendon’s Dylan Shiel and North Melbourne’s Sam Wright in recent weeks. Ablett escaped punishment on both occasions.

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Geelong Gary Ablett will miss Saturday's clash against Sydney, with the Cats to accept his one-match ban for striking Gold Coast's Anthony Miles. Christian said it was looked at in isolation, despite this being the third time in a month that Ablett has come under match review scrutiny.

Ablett was charged with striking Essendon’s Dylan Shiel in the first quarter of the match between the Cats and Bombers on Sunday. […] Two-time Brownlow Medallist Gary Ablett is set to miss out on Geelong’s Round 8 fixture versus North Melbourne are he was offered a one-game ban by the AFL’s

Earlier, Cats legend Jimmy Bartel was left scratching his head at his former teammate’s recent conduct.

“What are you doing Gary? Why are you so angry?” Bartel queried on Macquarie Sports Radio.

“I know that’s not his nature, I know him really well, but he still punched him in the head!”

Bartel likened Ablett’s actions to the movie Chopper, based on the life and crimes of Mark ‘Chopper’ Read.

“You know in the movie Chopper, when he cleans someone up and he straight away goes ‘oh, sorry about that’.

“He (Ablett) punches him in the head then puts up his hand and goes ‘ohhhhh’.”

Bartel also foreshadowed that Ablett would likely face a suspension due to the way incidents such as his hit on Miles are being adjudicated in 2019.

“They’ve stopped using the potential to cause serious injury and for some reason they’ve dropped that throughout the year,” Bartel said of the match review procedure.

“A couple of elbows to the head and a punch to the face, I know it’s not hard [contact] but it’s pretty hard to argue there isn’t potential to cause injury (by) being punched in the face.”

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