AFL Asia Creates A Brand New Rule Specifically About Tom Liberatore

The Libba Exemption.

AFL Asia Creates A Brand New Rule Specifically About Tom Liberatore (Image: Twitter/tobie_chapman and AFL Asia)

After his antics last year, AFL Asia has created a brand new rule called the 'Libba Exemption'.

After Tom Liberatore played the game of his life last year, rucking for Macau in the AFL Asia Cup over in Vietnam and leaving the Western Bulldogs a little bemused, the governing body has decided to refresh the official rules.

Down at rule 8.4 is something new: the Libba Exemption.

Yes, that's its actual name.

"If a player has won an AFL Grand Final within the previous month, he is permitted to play for a Second Division Team at Asian Champs," the rule says.

"AFL Asia takes no responsibility for any breach of contractual obligations imposed by the AFL or its Clubs by that player taking the field."

Just in case Dustin Martin or Jack Riewoldt or anyone else was keen on a run around over the next month.

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The rule:

8.4 Libba Exemption

If a player has won an AFL Grand Final within the previous month, he is permitted to play for a Second Division Team at Asian Champs. AFL Asia takes no responsibility for any breach of contractual obligations imposed by the AFL or its Clubs by that player taking the field.

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