Paul Kent has referred to as on the NRL to “get serious” on excessive photographs and says the bunker wants folks with the “capacity of character” to dam out criticism.
The NRL 360 host was referring to Sharks participant Jesse Ramien solely getting binned following an unpleasant sort out on Warriors participant Euan Aitken.
Cronulla fullback Will Kennedy had been despatched off earlier within the sport for a coat hanger sort out on Reece Walsh, however the Ramien has been handed an extended suspension.
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Kennedy and Ramien each copped a grade 3 careless excessive sort out cost, however the latter is dealing with two weeks as a substitute three on account of his clear report.
“Ramien is looking at a week longer than what Kennedy is and at some point we’ve got to be serious about what we’re trying to do as a game,” Kent mentioned.
“I don’t want to hear the argument from people about it ruining the contest and once it went down to 12 it ruined the contest and all this.
“It is still a sport, it is not a TV product there for TV entertainment purposes. It is still a sport and there are rules in sport.
“The ref was worried about sending two players off.”
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Veteran journalist Phil Rothfield agreed together with his colleague and believes the bunker was “scared” to make the powerful name.
“It was the bunker who made the call and there is no question whatsoever if that incident happened earlier with Will Kennedy on the field, Ramien goes,” he mentioned.
“They were scared to leave them with 11 players.
“I keep talking about consistency and common sense. Now another player this year will do an identical tackle to Jesse Ramien and he’ll be marched, he’ll go, he’ll be sent off and that club will blow up.
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“We need to find people who can work in the bunker who have got the same view, the same consistency, the same common sense to act on these issues.”
Kent emphasised these folks should have the ability to block out the immense scrutiny.
“They’ve also to have them, the capacity in their character to be able to ignore the outside noise,” he mentioned.
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“Because there is a lot of examination that goes into games and a lot of criticism and often they can’t get it right either way because they’ll hear half the commentary team say it’s a send off and the other half say it’s not a send off, so if they can’t agree how can the 400,000 people watching at home.
“The fact it puts them down to 11 players should be irrelevant.”
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