- Jun 23, 2012
I agree with your general line of reasoning but according to the rules a “reckless” challenge is the definition of a yellow card offence ; “excessive force” is the definition of a red card offence.So
- he can't stop his leg from landing on elliot's with force
- He stretched out to go into a tackle from behind, with the very real and fairly high chance of landing on elliot's leg with force
- he did land on elliot's leg with force, which dislocated his ankle as a result - natural physics at play.
Conclusion: he attempted a dangerous tackle with no regard for his opponent's safety, therefore being a reckless challenge. Which is the definition of a red card offence