I was thinking about that tackle around the time it happened. At the time it was largely applauded as a great hit and there were only a few fans who felt it was unfair. Could you imagine what the reaction would be had the tackle happened now? Not only would Crocker have been sent, but I could easily see Slater joining him and both facing lengthy suspensions.His tackle on Sami was cleaner than Crocker's shot on Brett Stewart in the GF that was ruled legal
Times have definitely changed since then.