The AFL Tribunal has upheld David Mackay’s one-match ban for forceful front-on contact.
The Tribunal jury – consisting of Paul Williams, David Neitz and Wayne Henwood – found Mackay guilty of the charge and were satisfied the Crows veteran had a realistic way to contest the ball.
The verdict of the jury is that Mackay is guilty of the charge of forceful front-on contact.— Adelaide Crows (@Adelaide_FC) September 10, 2020
The jury is satisfied to the appropriate level that he did have a realistic way to contest the ball. The realistic way was to tackle the player. Impact was medium.#weflyasone
Following the initial verdict, Crows representative Andrew Culshaw made a submission for exceptional and compelling circumstances, seeking to have Mackay’s suspension reduced to a fine due to his exemplary record.
However, after a second round of deliberation, the jury did not accept the circumstances were exceptional and compelling.
Mackay will miss Sunday’s clash with Carlton at Metricon Stadium.