Judd's chicken-wing roast angers Ratten

Sportal July 18, 2012, 11:00 am
Brett Ratten and Chris Judd

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Carlton coach Brett Ratten has launched an impassioned defence of Chris Judd, claiming the Blues captain is judged against higher standards than other AFL players.

Judd received a four-match suspension for pulling on the arm of North Melbourne's Leigh Adams in Friday night's match, forcing the latter off the field with a shoulder injury.

But Ratten believes Carlton's skipper has copped more criticism than other players would have.

"I think he gets judged fairly hardly across the land and I suppose the role model status that he sets and the way he conducts himself, I think if he does anything out of turn, I think there's a bigger spotlight on him than most of the other players in the competition," Ratten said on Wednesday.

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  1. Janice01:51pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    its about time Judd got what he should have gotten all the other times he was in trouble. he should have gotten time before even when he played for the west coast eagle. thats saying something as i'm an eagles fan.

  2. Achour01:48pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    you all are sick people carlton in your eye donkeys

  3. Daggers01:25pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Judd's record speaks for itself. Eyegouging, pressure points and now this. What's next? A John Hopawate special?

  4. Yarrum99901:22pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Give the man some cheese.

  5. Colin Miles01:18pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    wrong ratten all players would cop the same for that kind of act baker of st. kilda got cruzified for a hand slap short memories some people lots of other instances as well

  6. derek01:16pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    He has form, past history of dog acts. He can say that he did not mean to do any harm but thats just not the case for the eye gouging pressure point manipulator. Go to bed with the mirror Judd, wake up and have a good look at yourself.

  7. Joffas01:10pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Judd did a dogs act and tried to do intentional damage Judd is a low life who attacks people on the ground never face to face

  8. Carole01:03pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    when a player goes on the field frustrated, this frustration can make the player, just like any person, do things that are not of normal behaviour. why is judd in this state of mind, easy the team is doing very poorly and this is the coaches FAULT. ratten needs to take more blame than judd!!!!!

  9. underarm_bowler01:01pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Who cares what ratsack thinks. Considering he's a nothing coach in a nothing club with nothing supporters going no where, he gets way too much publicity. Anyone seen sticky nicky around?

  10. Peter12:50pm Wednesday 18th July 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    What Judd did will be talked about for a long time. A mongrel act.