Ted Thorn (20)
Fact Check 1: The video evidence proves that the assertion that GPS had an illegal player on the field is incorrect. No 5 was yellow and blue carded and left the field. A fresh player came on and what looks like No 19 went off. No illegal player as two players left the field and only one came on.
Fact Check 2: If Brothers had played and beaten Bond last week then the statement is correct, however it is obfuscation. If Brothers had beaten Bond then GPS would have been in front of Bond on the ladder and in the four going into the last round with their destiny remaining in their own hands. A win over Brothers would have seen GPS in the four and Bond missing out.
I would suggest that the approach has been fair it would have been pretty tough to play on the coast and be back in Brisbane by 4 pm so either all teams should have played or it should have been considered a drawn round.
all of the other scenarios include a lot if ifs and but not a lot of fairness ina COVID year.