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#61 foozler

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:09 PM

So Slater puts his hands on the other guy's chest and taps him on the shoulder. Other guy doesn't take too kindly to this and pushes Slater in the side of his head. Slater then decks him.

 

6 of one, half a dozen of the other. FWIW Slater looks pretty bevied up in that clip.

 

As for what his wife posted, I'd say it was a good job that woman was stood behind the bloke otherwise he could have quite easily ended up "King Hit" as the Aussies seem to call it.


Edited by foozler, 12 November 2013 - 12:32 PM.


#62 scrape_goose

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:24 PM

Fair play to Slater he was hit first and retaliated with one punch, which from the CCTV clip was all it needed!!!

Just seen it and you can tell Slater is trying to calm the guy down or explain himself, then when the guy slaps him, Slater half turns his head as if to say ah sod this, have that.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:27 PM

I've not seen it, but one of the articles I read said "he could have been killed". Was this an overreaction?


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:29 PM

I've not seen it, but one of the articles I read said "he could have been killed". Was this an overreaction?

Who Slater or the womble that started it?



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:31 PM

Who Slater or the womble that started it?

Slater

 

 

Slater's wife Nicole made an emotional post on Instagram on Monday, saying the player could have been killed in the incident.

"If he had king hit him and killed him I would have to raise my two kids alone," she wrote.


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#66 scrape_goose

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:36 PM

Slater

Yeah just seen Slaters wife is saying he could've been killed, and the media calling it a "king hit" which I had to google. But if anyone delivered a king hit it was Slater. The punch form the other guy was a bit soft, or looked it. Slater delivered a pretty solid punch back.



#67 Dave T

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 12:44 PM

Slater's wife was completely over the top in her reaction.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:08 PM

The bloke he hit looked well tanked up.. hitting him with a feather would have probably knocked him over!.. but he deserved a dig for slapping Slater in the way that he did, and without any cause.


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Posted 12 November 2013 - 01:14 PM

Slater's wife was completely over the top in her reaction.

Reminds me of the Alex Ferguson "Van Persie could've been killed" when he had the ball kicked at his head.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 04:43 PM

Slater's wife was completely over the top in her reaction.

  No she wasn't.

  She is thousands of miles away and the frequency of people being killed,in this country,as a result of a single punch is high - particularly where alcohol is involved

and when the punch is delivered in the early hours of the morning.

  Try a Freedom of Information request.


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#71 Viking Warrior

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 05:03 PM

Wish it was Thurston.


how immature.......
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#72 Dave T

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 05:47 PM

No she wasn't.
She is thousands of miles away and the frequency of people being killed,in this country,as a result of a single punch is high - particularly where alcohol is involved
and when the punch is delivered in the early hours of the morning.
Try a Freedom of Information request.

yes she was.

She may as well said if he had been stabbed he could have died.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 06:33 PM

Mrs Slater said "IF the punch was a king pin hit" not that "it was a king pin hit". There have been a number of cases where one punch has sadly killed somebody

 

http://www.mancheste...-police-5758169

http://news.ninemsn....e-punch-killing

http://www.cbsnews.c...2-20077324.html

 

Maybe Mrs Slater was OTT, but I believe her father was killed in such an incident and after hearing what happened was obviously very upset and shocked. People saying Billy should not be out should really wind their neck in. Why is it OK for everybody else to go out and enjoy themselves but sportsmen not? 5 weeks away from home and the guys are not allowed to go for drinks. And most people aged around 30 will stay out until the early morning. The Kangeroos had a day off and the players allowed to be "normal" people and have a good time.



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:24 PM

Mrs Slater said "IF the punch was a king pin hit" not that "it was a king pin hit". There have been a number of cases where one punch has sadly killed somebody

http://www.mancheste...-police-5758169
http://news.ninemsn....e-punch-killing
http://www.cbsnews.c...2-20077324.html


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Maybe Mrs Slater was OTT, but I believe her father was killed in such an incident and after hearing what happened was obviously very upset and shocked. People saying Billy should not be out should really wind their neck in. Why is it OK for everybody else to go out and enjoy themselves but sportsmen not? 5 weeks away from home and the guys are not allowed to go for drinks. And most people aged around 30 will stay out until the early morning. The Kangeroos had a day off and the players allowed to be "normal" people and have a good time.


So equally the guy slater actually DID king hit could also have been killed?

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 07:52 PM

While I don't dispute it is fine for players to have a few post game drinks and to relax I do think being out till almost 3am is a bit late mid tournament. I'd also say what was he doing wandering around at that hour alone? I always thought there was a spirit of togetherness while touring? If I were on the other side of the world in a strange city there's no way I'd be letting a mate of mine go off alone knowing he'd had one too many.
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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:19 PM

So equally the guy slater actually DID king hit could also have been killed?

Billy didn't king hit him. A king hit is generally unexpected and the first punch. The other chap had already started proceedings.

"King hit" is used so commonly in Australia I sometimes forget it may not be used elsewhere.

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:48 PM

Billy didn't king hit him. A king hit is generally unexpected and the first punch. The other chap had already started proceedings.

"King hit" is used so commonly in Australia I sometimes forget it may not be used elsewhere.

 

Well OK, whatever the term, my point still stands.



#78 Saintslass

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Posted 12 November 2013 - 08:53 PM

Mrs Slater said "IF the punch was a king pin hit" not that "it was a king pin hit". There have been a number of cases where one punch has sadly killed somebody

 

http://www.mancheste...-police-5758169

http://news.ninemsn....e-punch-killing

http://www.cbsnews.c...2-20077324.html

 

 

The same applies to Slater and his punch, which certainly looked more effective than the one he received (which was more a slap than a punch). 

 

Given that Slater deals with random arms, legs, hands and feet bashing into him on a weekly basis I do rather think that his wife's reaction was a tad hysterical, regardless of where in the world they both are. 

 

Next time maybe he may think twice about trying to jump a queue!



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Posted 12 November 2013 - 09:07 PM

The same applies to Slater and his punch, which certainly looked more effective than the one he received (which was more a slap than a punch). 

 

Given that Slater deals with random arms, legs, hands and feet bashing into him on a weekly basis I do rather think that his wife's reaction was a tad hysterical, regardless of where in the world they both are. 

 

Next time maybe he may think twice about trying to jump a queue!

 

Was he jumping in a queue?
It was reported he had left his Jacket behind and was returning for it.

Was he supposed to line up for an hour to do that?

The video shows him trying to explain or tell the man this before he hits Slater.


Edited by boxhead, 13 November 2013 - 07:25 AM.


#80 ehbandit

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:46 PM

I can't believe how people can get so wound up over this and argue about it! 1) if you heve never been on tour then you cannot comment about how free time is spent. touring is stressful, and relaxation is very important.
2) his wife did not over react. I know my wife would be upset and scared if that happened to me. people do get killed when in scuffles. 3) he didn't really have any option but to hit him back. I would do exactly the same thing.




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