Carlton’s Jack Martin could also be in hassle for placing Sydney’s Nick Blakey within the elimination closing

Carlton ahead Jack Martin has been handed a two-match ban for placing Sydney’s Nick Blakey within the first quarter of the Blues’ elimination closing win on Friday evening.

The incident occurred within the first half of Carlton’s six-point win when Martin charged at Blakey with a swinging proper arm and made contact with the Swans star’s head as he tried to do away with the ball.

Martin’s hit on Blakey was deemed careless conduct, excessive impression and excessive contact by the AFL’s match evaluate officer.

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Nevertheless, Port Adelaide champion Kane Cornes was baffled by the decision made by the MRO.

“Two weeks is ridiculous, this ought to be a one week (suspension). Everybody thought it’s one week … however by some means they’ve landed at two weeks,” he informed AFL Nation.

“I am undecided why we’re making an attempt to over-complicate issues to make an announcement.”

Martin’s hit surprised these watching, with Channel 7 commentator Brian Taylor expressing instant concern for Blakey on the time.

“I can see why he is sluggish to get to his toes, copped one across the mush, mouth guard spat out,” Taylor mentioned on Channel 7.

“I assumed for a second there is perhaps a tooth in it as nicely.”

Blakey left the sphere instantly following the conflict with Martin however returned after passing a 15-minute HIA check.

Martin spoke on his actions after the win, making certain that he had the assist of coach Michael Voss after the controversy.

“I got here off, on the bench and Vossy (Michael Voss) goes, ‘Good sort out’,” Martin mentioned on Channel 7 put up match.

If he’s unable to get the suspension overturned, Martin’s absence could be a serious blow to Carlton’s hopes of beating Melbourne in subsequent week’s semi closing.

Carlton captain Patrick Cripps lauded Martin’s ferocity in opposition to the Swans, which got here after two essential closing quarter marks in Carlton’s defensive fifty.

“He is been big. What I really like about him is he is bloody arduous, he hits gamers they usually really feel it,” Cripps informed Channel 7 put up match.

“It is the type we need to play.”

The incident comes after Collingwood’s Brayden Maynard will head straight to the tribunal after his hit on Melbourne’s Angus Brayshaw was deemed careless conduct, extreme impression and excessive contact.