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AFL 2022: Patrick Cripps cleared to play after 4.5hr appeals hearing, Carlton Blues, reaction, decision

Carlton fans were kept well past their bed time on Thursday night thanks to a marathon hearing at the AFL Appeals Board.

The Blues were hoping to overturn the AFL Tribunal’s decision on Tuesday, which upheld the Match Review Officer’s decision to suspend Patrick Cripps for two games for his bump which left Lion Callum Ah Chee concussed.

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A grading of careless conduct with high impact and high contact was handed down and upheld by the Tribunal.

The Blues’s lawyers went full filibuster mode, as submissions lasted for two hours and 45 minutes before the Board then went to deliberate for nearly two hours.

Cripps’ chances of having his suspension dropped increased with every passing minute and finally at 10.40pm, it was announced he was cleared to play against…

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