Footy fans hit controversial AFL star Toby Greene after flying karate kicks considered OK by referees

Toby Greene (left) is under scrutiny for this tagging attempt, where his studded loot connects to the defender's chest Nic Newman

The return of West Sydney stardom Toby Greene from injury was not without controversy.

Returning from a foot injury, Greene's impact on the field against the Swan Swans in the city was immediate in his elimination final on Saturday afternoon.

But their phenomenal game was eclipsed by their questionable branding technique, as fans and commentators alike pointed to the forward impact.

Greene is under fire for leading with a high leg when looking for a mark, the metal poles in his boots are dangerously close to the faces of his opponents.

Toby Greene (left) is under scrutiny for this tagging attempt, where his studded loot connects to the defender's chest Nic Newman

Toby Greene (left) is under scrutiny for this tagging attempt, where his studded loot connects to the defender's chest Nic Newman

In the demolition of the swans, Greene finished with three goals and the most amount of flying boots.

The most controversial came in his fourth quarter in the defender of the Swan, Nic Newman.

With Newman coming up for the contest, only one of Greene's feet left the ground, standing on top of Newman's body and clearing him of the ball.

Newman and his colleague Backman, Aliir Aliir, immediately told the referee that the contact would deserve a free kick in his direction, but his pleas were rejected when Greene lined up for the goal.

Defenders of Sydney Aliir Aliir and Nic Newman immediately signaled a free kick, but were rejected by the referee

Defenders of Sydney Aliir Aliir and Nic Newman immediately signaled a free kick, but were rejected by the referee

Defenders of Sydney Aliir Aliir and Nic Newman immediately signaled a free kick, but were rejected by the referee

Greene scored three goals in the winning effort, though the high kicks have overshadowed a phenomenal effort

Greene scored three goals in the winning effort, though the high kicks have overshadowed a phenomenal effort

Greene scored three goals in the winning effort, though the high kicks have overshadowed a phenomenal effort

Channel Seven commentator and former AFL star Cameron Ling could be heard from co-commentator Basil Zempilas: "I'm not sure Bas."

Zempilas agreed, wondering if the brand passed "the bar test", saying that it simply does not look good.

Fans of both parties took to Twitter to give their opinion on the call, and one of them said: "No rule has been broken, players have been using foot / knee since the beginning of time."

"Talking about failing the bar test" or "being a bad looking" is embarrassing & # 39;

Another hit back in the claim that no rules had been broken, citing a rule that says a player is making prohibited contact with an opposition player if they kick or attempt to kick them.

The rule does not take into consideration whether the contact occurs during a marking contest or not.

An admirer on Twitter cited subsection h of

An admirer on Twitter cited subsection h of

An admirer on Twitter cited subsection h of the Prohibited Contact section of the AFL regulation

Many GWS fans came out in defense of Greene, who will not wait for a league review

Many GWS fans came out in defense of Greene, who will not wait for a league review

Many GWS fans came out in defense of Greene, who will not wait for a league review

According to Greene's wounded teammate, Heath Shaw, coach Leon Cameron told Greene to retransmit him and avoid suspension of his next final against Collingwood.

His biggest concern might not be the high kicks, but rather an incident in the third quarter in which he seems to have dropped his knee over Isaac Heeney's head.

Hawthorn star defender James Siciliy did the same at the beginning of the year and was banned from a game.

Ultimately, it will be up to review officer Michael Christian to know if a penalty will apply.

Ex-Swans star Nick Davis spoke with ABC Grandstand, saying he would not want his children to learn to score that way

Ex-Swans star Nick Davis spoke with ABC Grandstand, saying he would not want his children to learn to score that way

Ex-Swans star Nick Davis spoke with ABC Grandstand, saying he would not want his children to learn to score that way

Other fans shared the feeling, a man said he would not let his son play if they were not going to apply stricter rules

Other fans shared the feeling, a man said he would not let his son play if they were not going to apply stricter rules

Other fans shared the feeling, a man said he would not let his son play if they were not going to apply stricter rules

The story of Greene as a villain in the AFL could play against him, as he was sanctioned by the AFL earlier this year for a similar kick in the Western Bulldogs star, Luke Dalhaus.

In that incident, Greene connected with Dalhaus's face and received a fine, but no suspension.

His justification for his marking technique is that he is protecting the space around him, trying to free himself from the players to take the grip.

Anyway, his team will face Collingwood at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Saturday night, hoping to win and meet the first Richmond premiers the following week.

Greater Western Sydney will play Collingwood in their semifinal, with or without Greene

Greater Western Sydney will play Collingwood in their semifinal, with or without Greene

Greater Western Sydney will play Collingwood in their semifinal, with or without Greene

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