Simple. Red card, suspension.I think you'll find that there were many mitigating factors that would have lead to this 'light' punishment. First, the player would undoubtedly have shown sincere remorse. Second, he has had absolutely no history of violence, and has otherwise been known as an extremely fair player. Third, these punches were thrown to the leg, sure, they were punches and unquestionably violent, but they posed no serious threat to the opposing players wellbeing. Finally, whilst its not an excuse to avoid being sent off, being provoked is definitely a mitigating factor when considering player suspensions. So please tell me, given those factors, why the player is deserving of a suspension. Barker has never refrained from suspending key players from important fixtures before including their 2010 captain and australian schoolboy stu goodman, who recieved a 2 match ban for punching a trinity player. His brother Scott got the same treatment before their final game against the 2nd placed Waverley.