McLachlan cold on AFL send-off rule

A send-off rule would create to many complications to be a feasible option in the AFL, chief executive Gillon McLachlan says.

Calls for a send-off rule to be introduced into the sport’s top tier gained further traction this week after Port Adelaide defender Tom Jonas knocked out Eagles midfielder Andrew Gaff with a crude elbow to his head in a marking contest.

“We have incredible scrutinisation of the game, there is accountability for people’s actions on-field through the MRP and the processes we have, and I think the send-off rule in the end creates a huge issue because of the significance about where it starts and stops,” McLachlan said on Tuesday.

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