Richmond star Jack Rewildt believes the game should have been stopped sooner rather than later due to the Diocese of the Blockbuster game against Giloong on Saturday.
Pristia was joined by Cats defender Tom Stuart in the first quarter of the MCG, which saw Stewart suspended for four games.
The game continued as paramedics gathered around Prestia, and Fox Fox’s comment team continued to be confused by the Catson Stingle’s goal.
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“I was shouting at the referees, I think we probably have a few who say ‘Stop the game’ because he obviously lost,” Riewoldt said on AFL 360.
“After that, I was a little flat about half a minute. There were many times to stop the game. Blocks are hitting the ball on top of him and the doctors. I thought that could have been handled better.
“This is a duty of care … In the restricted zone, the player who lost in the area of the game sees three medical professionals – he may be close to 50 meters, he was in the restricted zone – and we continue to play the game.
“From a security point of view, I don’t like this.”
After the defeat of the Tigers, Riewoldt could be seen exchanging words with Stewart, something he described on the AFL 360.
“I didn’t even know what was going on at the time, they were screaming for the whole game but I didn’t use cotton on what happened,” he said.
“No one saw him because he passed the ball. I went to him now, I realized something had happened to him, I said what it was.
“He’s not a bad person, I had a beer with him and I really like him, unfortunately he made a mistake and he serves the consequences.
“He raises his hand, works blue and does what a good person does, moves and owns and continues.”