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    Symonds Shoulder Charge Punishment

    Will he be charged?
    i dont see why not cos the streaker wasnt going for symonds in any way and Symonds didnt have to shoulder charge him.
    Thats actually assault.
    I remember last year afridi got banned for just waving his bat at a spectator when he got provoked but Symonds wasnt even provoked.

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    Legally, Symonds is vulnerable but it'd be poor form for the bloke to press ahead with charges. I've not got a great deal of sympathy for a fella who runs onto a sporting field naked purely for the attention-seeking thrill of it. It could also be said that just by being on the field unauthorised, he provoked the players.
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    PC gone too far IMO if he gets charged - the streaker's an idiot for running near symonds in the first place tbh

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    Streaker is definately an Idiot but Symonds is just stupid. Why would you hit the guy and that too so hard ? He should just hope that the streaker isn't hurt too badly.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Streaker is definately an Idiot but Symonds is just stupid. Why would you hit the guy and that too so hard ? He should just hope that the streaker isn't hurt too badly.
    exactly..he was streaking, not attacking anyone, symonds is not part of ground security and had no business getting physical with him...

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    Streaker wasn't hurt. As said in the official thread, Symonds wont be charged by police or ICC, but the streaker can still press charges if he wants.
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    It's tricky, many would back Symonds but it sets a dangerous precedent so he almost has to be punished here.

    If players feel threatened they have a right to defend themselves, but overreacting could lead to an even worse outcome. It was totally in his character to do that though and to do it with such an impact.

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    Come to think of it, the streaker looked a lot like Michael Clarke.

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    Was Greg Chappell charged for holding a streaker down whilst hitting him with a bat?

    Was Terry Alderman charged for tackling a streaker?

    World has gone seriously mad.

    It's like the burglar in the US who successfully sued the Education Dept for injuries he sustained from falling through a school roof whilst making off with a tv

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    He was runnung fast towards him - he didn't move 15 metres to his left and axe him.

    What do you want him to do? Stand there and get hit by the bloke and maybe injured while waiting for the fat constable to arrive?

    The bloke's done some things this summer that I for one don't agree with, but really, in this instance I don't see how he did anything wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sanz View Post
    Streaker is definately an Idiot but Symonds is just stupid. Why would you hit the guy and that too so hard ? .
    Because Symonds is a thuggish bogan.

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    Can't this stupid git Symonds (or Hayden for that matter) stay out of the news for one day FFS??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burgey View Post
    He was runnung fast towards him - he didn't move 15 metres to his left and axe him.

    What do you want him to do? Stand there and get hit by the bloke and maybe injured while waiting for the fat constable to arrive?

    The bloke's done some things this summer that I for one don't agree with, but really, in this instance I don't see how he did anything wrong.
    I dont know if we have watched the same footage and I may be completely wrong but to me it seemed that Symonds did move towards(although not 15 meters) the streaker and tackled him.

    Symonds should have done what other 12 players and 2 umpires were doing, which is letting the police do their work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by social View Post
    Was Greg Chappell charged for holding a streaker down whilst hitting him with a bat?

    Was Terry Alderman charged for tackling a streaker?

    World has gone seriously mad.

    It's like the burglar in the US who successfully sued the Education Dept for injuries he sustained from falling through a school roof whilst making off with a tv

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    I love the reply from the ICC to the question:

    "So, if you aren't going to punish Symonds, you're basically saying that its okay for a player to take matters into their own hands with pitch invaders"

    ....followed by silence

    Symonds would be looking mightly stupid if he'd picked up an Alderman-esque injury.
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