First-year Fremantle participant Andrew Brayshaw says he has no onerous emotions in direction of Andrew Gaff, after the Eagles midfielder broke his jaw in final weekend’s Western Derby.
“The motion itself … it is horrific, however the person who Andrew Gaff is, I forgive him and I am not going to carry a grudge in opposition to him as an individual,” Brayshaw instructed Channel Seven.
Andrew’s brother Hamish is a teammate of Gaff’s at West Coast.
“Hamish instructed me that out of all of the those that he is aware of, and out of everybody within the AFL, he would have stated Andrew Gaff would have been the final individual to do it,” Brayshaw stated.
“A superb bloke who’s made a foul mistake.”
Gaff was suspended for eight weeks for punching Brayshaw behind play. He is not going to play once more this season.
It was the longest suspension handed down by the AFL in virtually a decade
Gaff confirmed regret after the tribunal listening to on Tuesday night time.
“I see myself as a caring, mild and measured individual, and that is why it is disappointing a lot extra,” Gaff stated.
“I am disenchanted for Andrew. I am disenchanted in myself.”
Gaff departs the AFL tribunal after being handed his eight-match suspension. (AAP: Luis Ascui)
The strike not solely broke the 18-year-old’s jaw, however dislodged a number of of his enamel. He had surgical procedure on the night time of the incident, however would require one other process within the coming weeks.
Brayshaw won’t be able to eat strong meals for the following month, and has gone to Melbourne to spend time along with his mother and father whereas he recovers.
The Fremantle midfielder’s father, Mark Brayshaw, who performed for North Melbourne and is the AFL Coaches Affiliation chief govt, stated he was assured his son would bounce again from the incident each bodily and emotionally.
He wrote on the PlayersVoice web site that he and his household had been involved for Gaff, as he handled the fallout from his violent act.
Gaff is ready to apologise in individual to Brayshaw when the 2 gamers meet within the coming days.