Don’t tell Phil Davis the Jeremy Cameron incident was a ‘dog act’
Phil Davis has hit back at Jeremy Cameron’s critics.
Cameron is in hot water after a hit on Harris Andrews that saw the Brisbane defender knocked out, which has led to a storm of criticism, particularly on social media.
But GWS co-captain Davis told Sunday Sport there was no malice in it.
“My initial thought was he’s going at the ball to spoil,” he said.
“Once you get the arm up, there’s not a lot of time to protect yourself and your natural instinct can take over.
“That’s probably why his arm’s in that position.
“To me, the word ‘dog act’ is misplaced in this place.”
Davis said he was in a similar position to Andrews when GWS played West Coast in Round 8.
The defender was collected by Jack Darling while going back with the flight, but it’s just part of footy.
“Jack was going for the ball,” Davis said.
“This just looks a bit worse because the knockout on Harris was quite severe.
“Unfortunately, there’s just bad luck in football.”
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