The NRL has hit Daniel Suluka-Fifita with the figurative feather, allowing the Sydney Roosters prop to escape with a one-game ban for a punch on Jai Arrow.
The Roosters rookie was sent to the sin-bin for punching Arrow in the back of the head while the South Sydney forward was pinned in a tackle.
The NRL's match review committee on Saturday handed Suluka-Fifita the lowest possible striking charge, meaning he can take an early guilty plea and miss just one week.
In the unlikely event of fighting the charge at the judiciary and losing, Suluka-Fifita's ban will be extended to two weeks.
The punishment come a week after concerns were raised about the number of concussions in the NRL from foul play.
In even better news for the Roosters, Jared Waerea-Hargraves managed to escape any charge for a second-half high shot on Latrell Mitchell.
But the talking point will be the lenient sentence meted out to Suluka-Fifita, even after coach Trent Robinson admitted his player had gone too far.
"You can't do that in our game, it's pretty simple," Robinson said before the punishment.
"He's really passionate as a footy player and a quiet guy but really determined, he's a front-rower.
"But expressing yourself that way is not the way to go."
The 21-year-old's shot was a poorly veiled attempt to pay Arrow back for picking up and slamming down a concussed James Tedesco in last year's Origin decider.
The 2020 moment had been spoken about earlier in the year among the team and coming into Friday's match, lighting another fuse between the arch-rivals.
However, Robinson said the Roosters crossed a line with their aggression in targeting Arrow.
"They spoke about it before I did," Robinson said.
"Players know, they spoke about it a long time ago, that shouldn't have happened in our game but you've still got to play rugby league.
"You've still got to play it in the right way with physicality and discipline and we crossed the line there.
"We got punished for it, which we should have."
Freddy Lussick was the other Rooster charged for dangerous contact, but he escaped with a $1,500 fine only.
Meanwhile St George Illawarra centre Jack Bird also faces a one-game ban for contrary conduct following a fight with Manly opposite number Moses Suli.
Bird went at Suli twice in a tackle and then walked his legs into the Manly player as he was getting up from the ground, as the melee escalated.
Bird's ban will also double to two matches if he fights it at the NRL judiciary and loses.