Harley Reid facing suspension after dangerous tackle on Darcy Wilson in West Coast vs St Kilda

Harley Reid appears to have just cost himself the AFL Rising Star award with a dangerous tackle on Saturday.

The young West Coast Eagles star scored 17 disposals in the opening half against St Kilda in front of the home fans.

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But the Saints made a change in the third quarter, giving Marcus Wingager a big hit.

Emotions seemed to get the better of Reid in the closing stages of the third quarter as he threw his arms around Darcy Wilson and threw him to the ground on the boundary line.

Wilson’s head hit the Optus Stadium grass, leaving him in a bit of agony before getting to his feet to take the free-kick.

Wilson eventually came off the floor and was examined by the Saints medical staff before taking his place next to Reid to start the fourth quarter.

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The switch from Windhager to Reid worked wonders for the Saints as Reid collected just three disposals in the second half.

After leading by 14 points at half-time, the Eagles could not follow as the Saints took control to claim a 12.10 (82) to 10.8 (68) victory.

“It’s a tackle we need to get out of the game,” said David King on Fox Footy.

“It’s a loop, it’s a headbutt, that’s all we don’t want.

“If it’s (the suspension), it’s a rising star.

“It’s a huge story, if that elevates to a massive suspension, I think he’s a Rising Star favorite in the world of pain.”

Will Schofield added: “It’s going to be broken, I don’t think there’s any doubt about that.”

Betting markets for the rising star award were suspended due to Reid’s attack.

Footy fans were convinced that Reid’s attack would result in a ban from the match steward.

One wrote: “Yeah, he gets weeks for that.”

Another added: “Bye Harley have a great week at home in Melbourne.”

A third wrote: “This is at least a week. He shouldn’t resign after complaining. That’s exactly what we’ve been told, the AFL doesn’t want from tackles.”

Some fans weren’t convinced and said MRO could pull a rabbit out of a hat and not even hit the youngster with a ban.

“It didn’t look good. The player is not concussed so who knows what the MRO will do. Maybe flip a coin,” wrote one fan.

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