First-year Fremantle participant Andrew Brayshaw says he has no exhausting emotions against Andrew Gaff, after the Eagles midfielder broke his jaw in remaining 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 had been the remaining particular person to do it,” Brayshaw stated.
“A excellent bloke who is made a foul mistake.”
Brayshaw leaves the sector injured after being hit by means of Gaff. (AAP: Richard Wainwright)
Gaff used to be suspended for 8 weeks for punching Brayshaw at the back of play. He’s going to no longer play once more this season.
It used to be the longest suspension passed down by means of the AFL in nearly a decade
Gaff confirmed regret after the tribunal listening to on Tuesday evening.
“I see myself as a worrying, delicate and measured particular person, and that is the reason why it is disappointing so a lot more,” Gaff stated.
“I am disenchanted for Andrew. I am disenchanted in myself.”
Gaff departs the AFL tribunal after being passed his eight-match suspension. (AAP: Luis Ascui)
The strike no longer handiest broke the 18-year-old’s jaw, however dislodged a number of of his enamel. He had surgical procedure at the evening of the incident, however would require every other process within the coming weeks.
Brayshaw won’t be able to devour forged meals for the following month, and has long past to Melbourne to spend time along with his folks whilst he recovers.
The Fremantle midfielder’s father, Mark Brayshaw, who performed for North Melbourne and is the AFL Coaches Affiliation leader govt, stated he used to be assured his son would soar again from the incident each bodily and emotionally.
He wrote at the PlayersVoice web site that he and his circle of relatives had been involved for Gaff, as he handled the fallout from his violent act.
Gaff is about to apologise in particular person to Brayshaw when the 2 avid gamers meet within the coming days.