July 17, 2024
Furious Lions star Dayne Zorko claims AFL has legalised attacks on players’ genitals after rival who left him with ‘bruised’ groin got off with just a fine

Furious Lions star Dayne Zorko claims AFL has legalised attacks on players’ genitals after rival who left him with ‘bruised’ groin got off with just a fine

Furious Lions star Dayne Zorko claims AFL has legalised attacks on players’ genitals after rival who left him with ‘bruised’ groin got off with just a fine

Furious Lions star Dayne Zorko claims AFL has legalised attacks on players’ genitals after rival who left him with ‘bruised’ groin got off with just a fine

  •  Zorko was victim of ‘squirrel grip’ over the weekend
  •  Star can’t believe opponent has escaped sanction
  •  Zorko says groin area is quite bruised after incident

Veteran Brisbane midfielder Dayne Zorko says his groin region has been left ‘quite bruised’ and he’s surprised Gold Coast‘s Touk Miller escaped sanction after a ‘squirrel grip’ incident in Saturday’s Q-Clash.

Zorko was left reeling and angry after a tackle from Miller slipped low and the Suns star’s hand made contact with the groin of the former Lions captain.

Audio from the game revealed Zorko told the umpire, ‘He just f**king grabbed my nuts!’ and on Monday he remained angry there was no penalty and said the AFL had ‘set a precedent’ by not punishing Miller.

‘It’s interesting, you’re allowed to grab the groin region now and squeeze it and do whatever you want to it,’ Zorko said on SENQ Breakfast.

‘So that’s an interesting rule that’s been cleared by the AFL.

Dayne Zorko says his groin region has been left ‘quite bruised’ after a ‘squirrel grip’ incident in Saturday’s Q-Clash

‘It’s quite interesting that (he) got off. We had really good evidence to support the case.

‘They’ve set the precedent now.’

Zorko and Miller have clashed multiple times over the years in fiery meetings between the two Queensland clubs.

Zorko scoffed on Monday when it was suggested it could have been an accident.

‘It’s an accident when they get up and smile and laugh about it, isn’t it?’ he said.

‘I tell you what, my groin region is quite bruised at the moment. It’s funny how that all happens.’

The Lions’ inability to disrupt the surging Suns drew criticism from retired club great Jonathan Brown, who told Fox Footy they had ‘been bashed into submission’.

They could also be without influential defender Keidean Coleman, who was sent to hospital after an accidental knock to the eye during the loss.

In one of the best performances in the club's history, the Suns snapped a nine-game losing streak against Brisbane

In one of the best performances in the club’s history, the Suns snapped a nine-game losing streak against Brisbane

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan said the Suns were hungrier than his side during the shock loss

Brisbane coach Chris Fagan said the Suns were hungrier than his side during the shock loss

Fagan agreed the Suns appeared the hungrier of the teams but was hesitant to comment on the tactics around Neale’s tag that kept him to just 17 disposals.

‘It’s one of those things you need to look at the tape and reflect on before I answer,’ he said when asked if they could have handled the Suns’ tactics differently.

‘The other team were so damn good; you’ve got to give them a pat on the back and say well done.’

Sitting third, Brisbane are two wins clear of GWS in fifth but missed a chance to pressure Port Adelaide, who began the round one win clear in second.

The top two sides earn home-ground advantage on their path to the grand final.

‘I’ve probably have never talked about top two, everybody else talks about top two,’ Fagan dismissed.

‘We’re just trying to finish as high on the ladder as we can and to get the double chance (as a top-four side) is the priority.

‘I understand the idea you get home finals, but we’re not hanging our hat on having home finals to be good enough in September.

‘You have to win anywhere at any time in September.’

Brisbane’s next assignment is a trip west to play Fremantle, who beat Geelong on their home ground earlier on Saturday.

‘The competition is so tight, anything can happen,’ Fagan said.

‘You don’t want to overreact to a loss. You look at it honestly, see it for what it is and pick yourself up and go again.’

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