Clark laid face down with blood streaming from his mouth after the collision with MacKay and was replaced by medical sub, Jack Bytel.
The incident will be assessed by MRO officer Michael Christian who will need to determine if MacKay elected to bump or if it was an unavoidable collision in the act of the contest.
— AFL (@AFL) June 12, 2021
“Sometimes in our game accidents happen – and I think that’s exactly what’s happened in this instance,” Lewis told Fox Footy and reported by Ben Waterworth.
“I thought it was courageous by both players when a 50-50 ball is there to win. Unfortunately, Hunter Clark was a little bit lower, but that doesn’t mean that Mackay gets suspended. I thought it was a fair contest.”
King was held to seven touches and one goal by Alex Pearce and he let his frustrations get the better of him late in the game.
— Brayden Cocks (@brayden_cocks) June 12, 2021
Both players were offered one-match bans for incidents in Friday night's game at the SCG.
Hawthorn's James Worpel is "definitely" in line for a suspension after this dangerous tackle on Sydney's Harry Cunningham.
— Fox Footy (@FOXFOOTY) June 11, 2021