I won’t spend too much time or energy on this matter, more than enough ink has been wasted on the subject already.
Here’s an astounding news flash, which may surprise a few people in the local area….deliberately punching another person in the head with enough force to render them unconscious and put their teeth through their lip is against the law.
It’s called assault occasioning actual grievous bodily harm, and it carries a penalty of jail time most often.
Trent Stanimirovitch is a thug, his club’s ardent support of his actions is reprehensible and jail time is an entirely appropriate outcome for his actions.
The incident highlights two pertinent facts, firstly the leniency of football tribunals when dealing with abject thuggery as displayed in this case, secondly, that a person waives neither their right to protection of the law nor their responsibility to abide by it simply because they step onto a football field.