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A tournament that left Brisbane Lions player Callum Ah Chee in awe will see Carlton captain Patrick Cripps sit on the field and on the field, as will two former AFL stars.

Cripps started a rivalry with Ah Che in the second quarter of Sunday’s game, picking up Ah Che and leaving him confused before finally exiting in shock.

Speaking after the 33-point loss, Blues coach Michael Voss defended Cripps’ actions.

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“I thought it was a good race,” he said.

“The referee must have told the story, didn’t he give a free kick?” Obviously they felt their hands were out and they were evenly contested and obviously it made for a tough race when there wasn’t much time to adjust in those situations.

I’m sure that’s a sight to see, but from what I’ve seen his hands are out and it’s been a pretty good race.

“There’s microseconds in it, so if we’re asking players to make microsecond decisions, I don’t know if the game will allow that, but I don’t.”

Speaking on Fox’s Footy First Crack, North Melbourne’s David King, a dual premiership player, Vos’ comments confirmed Cripps’ football IQ as well as the weight of his results to Ah Chi.

“So we’ve got the age-old debate of whether or not to protect heads – players can make decisions in microseconds, which is what they do,” he said.

“I don’t know if it was a microsecond decision. He’s coming in, off the ground, shoulders braced, ready for contact. I don’t buy that. I love Vosi and I love what he did with Carlton, but that’s not right.”

Co-host Ben Dixon pointed out Cripps and the Blues star could argue he was involved in a marquee competition, but King was not convinced.

“Dude, come on. Cripps is ready to meet at least a meter and a half away,” King said.

“He knows he’s late, he evaluates these things for a living. He knows when it’s too late.”

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