Posted: 21 August, 2012
by The Grill Team
VIDEO: Anthony Minichiello Sent Off During Raiders Game For High Tackle
The Raiders had a massive win over the Sydney Roosters over the weekend. One of the moments that defined it was when one of the cleanest men in the game, Anthony "The Count" Minichiello, was sent off. See video of the incident and have your say
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The Raiders had a massive win over the Sydney Roosters over the weekend that could jeapoardise the Roosters' 2012 season. One of the moments that defined it was when one of the cleanest men in the game, Anthony "The Count" Minichiello, was sent off after a high tackle on Josh Dugan. See video of the incident below.
(Video: Fox Sports)
"Talk about referees not having a feel for the game... I know it looks bad... but at the end of the day, do you think for one minute Anthony Minichiello jumped up in the attempt to elbow or forearm Dugan?" Triple M's Gus Worland said on the Grill Team this morning.
"Yes," Worland's co-host Mark "MG" Geyer responded, disagreeing strongly with the Grill Team's resident Roosters supporter.
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"He's a friend of the show... everyone loves [him]," Geyer admitted.
"But I'm sick of people saying it wasn't his go, because obviously it is, he did it! It's his go," Geyer fired back at Worland.
"Even if you don't mean it, it doesn't mean it's not a send-off worthy offense," Triple M's Matty Johns added.
"You know what I think? Mini, you're blessed brother. You're going to go to the judiciary and they're going to give you two weeks [suspension]," Johns added.
If he does cop Johns' predicted penalty, he will miss his 250th game this weekend, which Triple M's Worland says is a "disgrace."
UPDATE: Fullback Anthony Minichello is officially facing 2-3 weeks on the sideline, charged with a Grade 3 striking charge.