Jake Carlisle slammed for targeting Dane Rampe’s injured hand

Sydney star Dane Rampe’s huge white glove protecting a surgically repaired hand has proven a beacon for Jake Carlisle, the attack on the Swans’ injured hand attracting derision from AFL legends.

AFL greats have slammed St Kilda defender Jake Carlisle for attacking Sydney star Dane Rampe’s injured hand.

The gloved Rampe, on Monday, had surgery to insert a plate and screws into the third metacarpal on his right hand after he broke it during a herculean effort against Hawthorn last weekend.

The 30-year-old, who is in All Australian form, was attacked by Carlisle, who slapped at his injured hand during a melee in the Saints’ win over the Swans.

Western Bulldogs games record holder Brad Johnson said times had changed since his former teammate Steven Kretiuk targeted injured Essendon great Matthew Lloyd in 2002.

Dane Rampe wore a glove to protect his injured hand. Picture: Getty Images
Dane Rampe wore a glove to protect his injured hand.

He said the action from Carlisle was “not a great look”.

“It’s not fair game,” Johnson said on Fox Footy.

“You just can’t be doing that.

“Rampe’s teammates had to come to his defence to try and get him out the way.

“Yes he’s playing injured, they already know that, but I’m not a big fan of that.

Four-time Hawthorn premiership legend Jordan Lewis said Carlisle was “just stupid”.

“There is nothing to achieve there, it’s a shocking look for the game and it just didn’t need to happen.”

Brisbane’s Mal Michael and Chris Scott also were involved in an unsavoury incident when both men went out of their way to bump the injured shoulder of Nick Riewoldt in the 2005 season opener at the Gabba.

The conversial incident saw the St Kilda captain forced from the ground. It was later discovered he had fractured his collarbone while diving for a mark in an earlier passage of play.

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