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AFL boss explains why he’s not a fan of automatic suspensions and the send-off rule

AFL boss Gillon McLachlan has doubled-down on his opposition to a send-off rule in the AFL, saying it has the potential to create as many problems as it solves.

He’s also brushed off the idea of an automatic suspension for punching, regardless of force, for similar reasons.

Speaking on 3AW Mornings, McLachlan said “everything was on the table” and would be reviewed by the AFL at the end of the season.

However, he said mandatory suspensions and send-off rules could have unintended consequences.

“I have expressed a personal view that I think, in terms of dealing with issues like this, that it can create as many issues as it solves,” McLachlan said.

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