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Re: More Gouging?
Posted by: AmershamPaul
Date: 05/10/2017 08:28
Fatheralice, in justifying yourself you also defeat your own argument - the law states that the 50% reduction is not automatic and is the maximum allowed.Indeed, it is not the starting point but is the cap. However, in practice it seems pretty automatic as you say!

I wonder if there is confusion in the various reports and comments between "deliberate" and "intentional". The panel found it was an "intentional action" and Sinckler said "More importantly I feel terrible that anyone would think I would deliberately gouge an opponent. That was never my intention - it was a genuine mistake and an act of recklessness on my part."

That's not necessarily inconsistent - if he intended to put his hand in or towards someone's face but did not intend to make eye contact, then it was an intentional and reckless action but not a deliberate gouging.

Whatever, he was an extremely silly boy, as his statement acknowledges.

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