New off his star turn in Brisbane’s semi-final victory over Melbourne, midfielder Jarrod Berry faces an anxious stand by over a potential eye-gouging charge.
The occurrence happened from the get-go in the second from last quarter as Berry and Melbourne’s Clayton Oliver participated in a piece off the ball while Brisbane battled their direction back into the challenge.
Stuck to the ground by Oliver, Berry should be visible with his hands close to Oliver’s face prior to driving him away.
Oliver got up and grumbled to the umpire promptly subsequently.
On the off chance that Berry is pronounced to have deliberately connected with Oliver’s face — not really his eyes — he faces a one-match suspension and would miss the Lions’ primer last against Geelong.
After the match, Berry said there was “nothing deliberate” in his actions.
“It was a tiny bit of fight in the focal point of the MCG. It’s simply aspect of the challenge, a piece of the psychological fight,” Berry said.
Berry’s transition to clash with Oliver in the last part was key in Brisbane reversing the situation on the prevailing premiers.
He had 22 removals, nine of them challenged, after the long crush to lead the Lions spirit into the game and afterward over the Demons for a shocking 13-point triumph.
While Berry is a potential truant for the fundamental last, Brisbane ought to welcome both Joe Daniher and Oscar McInerney back for the prelim.
Daniher was a late out for the match against Melbourne as he flew home for the introduction of his most memorable kid, while McInerney missed due the blackout conventions.