Why are referees awarding penalties to or should I say rewarding players for getting their heads caught up in tackles?
Why do refs even after viewing the replay and seeing that it was a complete accident still penalise the tackler?
Why aren’t we coaching players not to turn their backs and then sit down in a tackle?
This is the main reason why most of these tackles occur, don’t blame the defender for defending.
I’m sure no player deliberately wants to bend a player into a hook shape and seriously injured them.
They are all at risk of getting put into awkward positions and realise sometimes it happens and could happen to them so I’m sure they try to avoid doing it to others.
Players are going to get their heads caught in awkward positions from time to time it’s a contact sport.
When are we going to see some common sense in these penalties?
It’s impossible to be aware of the position of another players head when your tackling especially when your first concern is to be aware of the position of your own head and especially when there’s other players in the tackle, anyone who’s played will understand tha half the time your eyes are closed at the moment of impact and wrestle to the ground, it’s a natural reflex action.
I’m sick of seeing players penalised for not doing anything wrong, not only our guys, any player it’s so frustrating to watch.