AFL: Darcy Gardiner lands himself in hot water after collision with Pies young gun Josh Daicos

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Darcy Gardiner lands himself in hot water after Lions star is put on report for collision with Pies young gun Josh Daicos – and Luke Hodge is adamant Brisbane defender WILL face a spell on the sidelines for late bump

  • Darcy Gardiner is in hot water for a late collision with Collingwood’s Josh Daicos 
  • Gardiner arrived late and dug his shoulder into the back of the young gun 
  • He was immediately put on report and will learn of his fate early next week
  • Hawthorn legend Luke Hodge believes the Lions star will miss a game or two 

Darcy Gardiner could be in hot water after the Brisbane defender was reported for rough conduct following a collision with Josh Daicos at the Gabba.

Just before the quarter time siren of Thursday night’s game, Gardiner suffered a brain fade when he leapt into the back of Collingwood’s young gun after he comfortably took a mark.

The Lions defender tucked his arms inwards so as to dig his shoulder into Daicos, leaving the midfielder in a heap on the turf.

Darcy Gardiner has landed himself in hot water for a late collision with Pies star Josh Daicos

Darcy Gardiner has landed himself in hot water for a late collision with Pies star Josh Daicos

Gardiner was immediately swarmed by Pies players and the umpire put him on report straightaway. 

AFL great Leigh Matthews said on Channel 7 commentary: ‘It’s a bad error.

‘Sometimes you’ve just got to know you’re going to be there too late. And Darcy Gardiner was going to be there too late and he just kept going.’

 

Hawthorn legend Luke Hodge believes Gardiner is destined for a spell on the sidelines following his collision with Daicos.  

‘You could tell as soon as he did it, they’ve come in to push and shove and he just stood there, he didn’t argue,’ he said.

‘He knew he did the wrong thing there. It’s fair to say he’s going to have a week or two rest.’

Footy commentator Hamish McLachlan added: ‘He’s sort of treated him like a pinata and he wasn’t expecting it at all.’ 

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