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SANFL: Cupido suspened, Club takes it to court
Former VFL/AFL player Damien Cupido was suspened by the SANFL tribunal last night. The South Adelaide Football Club have decided to take to court. South Adelaide will Port Adelaide Magpies at Adelaide Oval on Sunday at 12:35pm AEST in Elimination Final. It is their first final for 14 years. Here is the media release from the South Adelaide Football Club. [b]Panthers take suspension to Supreme Court[/b] Thursday 14 September, 2006 Following a one match suspension handed down to Damian Cupido by the SANFL Tribunal on Tuesday night, the South Adelaide FC has decided to take the matter to the Supreme Court. The footage shown at the hearing clearly showed Cupido make minimal contact with an open hand to the chest on Glenelg player Justin McConnell. “Normally we would not dream of such action, but following what we view as an extraordinary decision and the fact that there is no appeal mechanism in place, we believe we have an obligation to our Club, Damian and the members to have the matter reviewed at a higher level. Unfortunately the only avenue open to us is a hearing in the Supreme Court” advised South Adelaide FC General Manager Ben Kavenagh. AFL clubs have the right to appeal Tribunal decisions as do WAFL, VFL and even all country and metropolitan league clubs throughout Victoria. “The matter is now in the hands of our Solicitor and no further comment will be made by the South Adelaide FC until after the hearing” Kavenagh stated.
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