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Footy player banned for life after being caught coward punching an opponent in the middle of a match

A footballer has copped a life ban from the sport after he was caught on camera brutally punching his unsuspecting opponent from behind.

Brad Huhn, who was playing for Thomson as midfielder in the Geelong District Football League in Victoria, came up on Winchelsea player Jo Fama with a brutal round house hit.

It’s the second suspension he’s received for intentionally striking another player, with the latest incident’s six-week ban pushing him over the maximum 16-week suspension period before a life ban is imposed.

Brad Huhn, who was playing for Thomson as midfielder in Geelong District Football League, has copped a life ban after he punched his opponent from behind with a round house hit

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to the intentional strike during Saturday’s GDFL match, and went to the hearing with only four weeks left to lose.

However, Huhn was given a six week suspension for the hit which AFL Barwon tribunal chairman Werner Weigl said had ‘no justification’ in a game that should be ‘conducted hard but fair,’ and in a safe environment the Geelong Advertiser said.   

The players’ list of previous altercations include a three-week suspension also for intentionally striking and a separate one-week suspension while playing for Corio in 2015.  

He also received six weeks from three separate incidents for the same club in 2013, and two weeks for abuse while playing in the NEAFL in 2010. 

Huhn's (pictured top, second from left) list of previous altercations include a three-week suspension also for intentionally striking, a separate one-week suspension while playing for Corio in 2015 and  six weeks from three separate incidents for the same club in 2013

Huhn’s (pictured top, second from left) list of previous altercations include a three-week suspension also for intentionally striking, a separate one-week suspension while playing for Corio in 2015 and  six weeks from three separate incidents for the same club in 2013

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to the intentional strike during Saturday's GDFL match, and went to the hearing with only four weeks left to lose

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to the intentional strike during Saturday's GDFL match, and went to the hearing with only four weeks left to lose

The 26-year-old pleaded guilty to the intentional strike during Saturday’s GDFL match, and went to the hearing with only four weeks left to lose

Huhn was given a six week suspension for the hit which AFL Barwon tribunal chairman Werner Weigl said had 'no justification' in a game that should be 'conducted hard but fair'

Huhn was given a six week suspension for the hit which AFL Barwon tribunal chairman Werner Weigl said had ‘no justification’ in a game that should be ‘conducted hard but fair’

Huhn’s advocate Damian McKeegan said he suffered cracked ribs from the season’s opener and sought a ban that included a suspended sentence which would allow him to keep playing football. 

Huhn said he hit Fama not in provocation, but as a reaction in reaction to an elbow that hit him in his bruised ribs, the Geelong Advertiser said. 

However, the tribunal disagreed and ‘it was clear Joseph was holding his ground, not swinging his arm,’ Weigl said.   

After the hit, Fama stubbled to the bench where he sat for 20 minutes, before returning for five minutes until halftime but was unable to return after the break due to concussion.

Fama ignored a Facebook apology message from Huhn where he offered to pay any medical bills.  

Huhn was reportedly ‘devastated’ but has the opportunity to appeal the suspension.

Huhn said he hit Fama not in provocation, but as a reaction in reaction to an elbow that hit him in his bruised ribs

Huhn said he hit Fama not in provocation, but as a reaction in reaction to an elbow that hit him in his bruised ribs

 



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