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Can Brayshaw take Gaff to Court?

The recent king hit during an AFL match between the West Coast Eagles and Fremantle has caused up a stir larger than usual. The attacker Andrew Gaff has been suspended for 8 weeks; while the victim, Andrew Brayshaw, has been taken to hospital with a broken jaw and missing a few teeth.

The nature of the attack was so severe that there are now questions about whether Brayshaw can actually take Gaff to court. But is this sort injury just an occupational hazard of being an AFL player?

To discuss the legalities of Sunday’s king hit, The Daily‘s Julia Carr-Catzel was joined by Liam Elphick, Lecturer at the University of Western Australia Law School.

You can read Mr Elphick’s writing on the subject here at The Conversation.

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