I am an avid West Coast supporter but am horrified at the Gaff action and its outcome on Bradshaw. May the lattter recover full health and the former be mentally healed. Both hearings will take time.
Meanwhile, the fact this happened will leave the Eagles, currently in second place on the ladder, struggling to hold that position until the end of the home and away season. An incident like this and the resultant publicity is bound to send a negative ripple through the whole team and supporting staff cohort.
The incident and its aftermath will weigh on the Eagles like a millstone.