Richmond coach Damien Hardwick has labeled Bolton star Shai’s mockery of Carlton defender Sam Docherty as “a mistake”, insisting the 23 -year -old would “remorse” his actions.
Early within the ultimate quarter of the Tigers ’win over Carlton on the MCG on Thursday night time, Bolton, scoring an open objective, twisting and pretending to offer the ball again to Docherty earlier than continuing to complete the course of the sport and kick proper. for Richmond.
Bolton and Docherty had been a part of a tense three -quarter -time brawl, however after the match Bolton seemed to be searching for Docherty to change phrases, presumably to apologize.
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Bolton’s remorseful thought was one which Hardwick confirmed after the match.
“He made a mistake, it is not us. It’s not what we imply, ”he mentioned.
“He’ll remorse it, it is okay, he shall be accountable and accountable for it. It’s actually not a part of who he’s and who we’re. So we’re disillusioned however we are going to work via it and assist it. He’ll be taught from the teachings from it. It isn’t a fantastic look.
“It isn’t what we’re defending.”
Bolton crew -mate Kamdyn McIntosh, chatting with foxfooty.com.au after the match, was additionally uncomfortable with the second, as Bolton had missed a shot proper early within the sport and his taunts got here early within the quarter -finals and led the spirited Carlton. struggle again for the rest of the time period.
McIntosh mentioned of the incident: “I am type of like he ought to kick this and properly we higher win that rattling king sport!”
Co -captain Toby Nankervis was one other who mentioned Bolton’s actions had been outrageous.
“(Shai) is a good participant & he performs with numerous expertise however I’m a bit frightened, there’s nonetheless an odd quarter-hour to complete, so I’m not going to do it, & I don’t suppose Shai will do this if he has extra time,” he advised ABC radio.
“We need to be a very humble soccer membership that performs ft the precise manner and I like the best way Shai performs the sport, and perhaps that goes past the goal a little bit bit.”
Carlton coach Michael Voss insisted after the match he had but to see the incident and was cautious to answer the opposition.
“I wouldn’t dare dream of teaching one other participant from one other crew, that’s for‘ Dimma ’to cope with,” he mentioned.
“I’ll cope with my very own gamers. I am fairly strict about it. If he thinks that is sufficient then that is okay, however I will not lose sleep about it. ”