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Central Coast Mariners striker Roy O'Donovan's eight week ban for head butting hardly rates when it's weighed up against some of the toughest sporting suspensions in this neck of the woods.
O'Donovan was handed the sentence by the A League judiciary on Wednesday night after his act of thuggery against Wellington Phoenix defender Manny Muscat.
O'Donovan's sentence is well short of the A League record of nine months given to goalkeeper Danny Vukovic for striking a referee in 2008 but it's still equal with the second biggest ban handed down in the Australian football competition.
Here's a list of big bans in competitions close to our shores or involving New Zealand offenders and victims.
Bob Cooper (league) 15 months
Back in the days before the NRL, Wests backrower Cooper made history by copping a record 15 month ban for his part in a 1982 brawl that left three Illawarra Steelers players flattened.
Les Boyd (league) 15 months
Just as Cooper was signing off, renowned hard man Boyd joined him in the record books with authentic jerseys wholesale a 15 month ban in 1984 for eye gouging while playing for Manly. The judiciary's patience with serial offender Boyd ran out after his heinous act on Canterbury hooker Billy Johnstone. The ban effectively ended Boyd's Australian career and he headed off to Britain, playing three years for Warrington.
Danny Vukovic (football) 9months and 3months suspended
This was cheap jerseys proof that the referee remains sacrosant. The A League handed out a record ban to the Central Coast Mariners goalkeeper for slapping the hand of referee Mark Shields in the 2008 grand final. Unhappy at an alleged handball by a Newcastle player, Vukovic hit out at the referee. The next day he was handed a 15 month ban though that was reduced on appeal a month later. It cost him a chance at the Olympics. He later signed for Turkish club Konyaspoor but returned to the A League with the Wellington Phoenix and now plays for the Melbourne Victory.
Ben Flower (league) 6 months
The Wigan player's brain explosion in the 2014 Super League grand final cost him dearly. There was a Kiwi connection here with his victim being Lance Hohaia, St Helens' Kiwi and former Warriors utility. Flower was sent off just two minutes into the match for felling Hohaia with a right wholesale team jerseys hook and then punching his opponent again as he lay motionless on the Old Trafford turf.
Richard Loe (rugby) 6 months
Notorious hard man Loe was caught red handed by cameras as he raked the eyes of Otago fullback Greg Cooper while playing for Waikato in the 1992 NPC final. The judiciary took nine hours to declare Loe guilty and hand down a then cheap super bowl jerseys record sentence. Fellow All Wholesale Football Jerseys Black Troy Flavell found himself in hot water for a gouging incident while playing for North Harbour against Wellington in a 1997 NPC match. Photos caught Flavell's digits disappearing into an eye of Wellington's Steve Sinkinson. Flavell was initially banned for a year. Harbour appealed and with Sinkinson saying he was unaware of much happening, Flavell had the sentence reduced to three weeks.