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McNally Charged

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What a joke swearing one match hitting player cleared would love to ave seen the result if it was the other way round.

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But he obviously did not hit Campbell or else he would have been found guilty. Actually swearing at an official should be a serious offence.

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But he obviously did not hit Campbell or else he would have been found guilty. Actually swearing at an official should be a serious offence.

he was found guilty and got after appeal saying he was trying to go to the ref at that moment also seems breaking a cheekbone is aloud due to open season

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Sorry to disagree but campbell face was envidence and although the video wasnt the greatest how was it his was swollen????. Agreed swearing is a offence but not a ban to me a fine and warning then a ban if repeats the offence again

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The issue here is that, whilst it appeared McNally struck Campbell in the face with his shoulder as he charged past, there's no conclusive evidence that he actually connected or even that he caused the injury in question. The fact that Campbell played on after the incident is in McNally's favour, too. Nothing whatsoever to do with any 'players getting banned for swearing but not for breaking someone's face' argument. I, myself, feel that McNally was probably guilty of striking Campbell, but there's little evidence against him apart from some grainy footage - not even a testimony from the referee or touch judges, as they didn't see what happened.

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he was found guilty and got after appeal saying he was trying to go to the ref at that moment also seems breaking a cheekbone is aloud due to open season

Heard Campbell played the next game is this true? If so did he play with a broken cheekbone?

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he was found guilty and got after appeal saying he was trying to go to the ref at that moment also seems breaking a cheekbone is aloud due to open season

He wasn't 'found guilty'. The match review panel recommended to the Disciplinary that he be charged with an offence. The Disciplinary found that he hadn't committed an offence. The Leigh DVD is very clear, although you would need a close up to judge whether contact had been made. If you get to see the Leigh footage, McNally doesn't seem to be aware that Campbell suddenly jumps up - he is intent on getting to the referee. At the last moment, McNally appears to swerve away from the rising Campbell, but McNally's arms are down. If I were going to strike someone, I think I would be looking at what I'm about to strike, and lifting my arm. You can't get much leverage with your arms down by your side.

 

Also, Campbell could have got that bump at any stage. If his cheek bone was broken he really shouldn't have been allowed to continue playing and then play at York, the week after. Incidentally, I see that the York guy who got sent off for clouting Campbell in that match, also was found to have no charge to answer. (DVD proved inconclusive)

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I saw the York video and it was on play not on the incident. The two incidents were very different. At York Campbell was prone after the incident and had to be helped off in a state of genuine 'distress.' also the York player was quickly subbed before the ref spoke to the fourth official.

Not sure why the McNally incident is being discussed now. . . It's over with.

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