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Match Review MRO Round 13 list, Dan Butler tackle on Nick Blakey, Sydney Swans injury list

St Kilda forward Dan Butler faces a nervous wait, with the Match Review Officer set to carefully assess the Saint’s tackle on Nick Blakey, which led to the Swans star being subbed out with concussion.

And while the medical report could see Butler facing a two-week suspension, AFL legend Jason Dunstall says he’d be “horrified” if a ban is handed down.

Butler produced a run-down tackle on Blakey during the third quarter of Friday night’s match between Sydney and St Kilda at the SCG, only for a free kick to be paid against Butler for a dangerous tackle.

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Butler was heard arguing with the umpire, claiming “I didn’t sling him” after the free kick was paid.

Blakey’s head, however, did make contact with the turf as a result of the tackle.


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