In a modern and fully professional era of AFL, you’ve got to wonder why we have to wait until Tuesday night to get a verdict on Collingwood defender Brayden Maynard’s report for engaging in rough conduct.
The incident occurred at 5:26pm WST on Thursday. It was the only game being played that day. The email from the AFL announcing Maynard had been cited was issued at 5:07pm WST on Friday. Yet history says we’ll be lucky to have an answer by 5pm Tuesday.