COLLINGWOOD forward Travis Cloke says it was an “honest mistake” wearing a glove that turned out to be banned by the league. A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. “Purely it’s just to help with my fingers.”. Cloke, 29, produced his best game since slotting four goals against the Giants more than a year ago. An RMIT study in 2012 found that high levels of silicon on the palm area of some gloves afforded players a “significantly higher average grip than the bare human hand” especially in dry conditions. Interestingly, Cloke uses the glove on his right hand, not on his preferred left side.
Cloke, who booted four goals and took 12 marks at Spotless Stadium on Saturday in his best display for more than a year, had the glove checked by the AFL on Tuesday and was informed that it was not approved for use under the current rules. “I’ve got to say the gloves of today, I’ve seen around the world, you can catch anything,” Malthouse said. Travis Cloke has been warned by the AFL after using am illegal glove during Collingwood’s win over the GWS Giants. It doesn’t take a Rhodes Scholar to figure it out ... (if a player is wearing an illegal glove) send a message to the bench to get him to come off and take it off. Travis Cloke (born 5 March 1987) is a former professional Australian rules footballer who played for the Collingwood Football Club and Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League (AFL). A NOTE ABOUT RELEVANT ADVERTISING: We collect information about the content (including ads) you use across this site and use it to make both advertising and content more relevant to you on our network and other sites. Michael Gleeson is an award-winning senior sports writer specialising in AFL and athletics. The AFL has asked Cloke and Collingwood to explain why he was wearing the glove and while in the worst case scenario a player could face a fine for such an indiscretion it is doubtful such a penalty will be imposed on the Collingwood forward. The AFL contacted Collingwood on Monday seeking clarification about Cloke's glove… Lynch was forced to source a different type of glove.
He had not worn one for about one year before the clash against the Blues. LISTEN TO THE LATEST FOX FOOTY PODCAST FEATURING JULIAN DE STOOP, RILEY BEVERIDGE AND BEN WATERWORTH BELOW, OR TAP HERE TO SUBSCRIBE IN ITUNES. Three years ago, then-Magpies forward Quinten Lynch was forced to get a medical exemption to be allowed to wear a glove as he had a badly broken finger which healed and set pointing almost at right angles from the first joint. This is also known as Online Behavioural Advertising.
Cloke mistakenly believed the new glove had been approved by the AFL. The Magpies were fined $1500 on Wednesday for the breach. I don’t think this game is going to be the pinnacle of that. He is understood to have believed that the glove was fine for use, because it was similar to an approved one he has worn before. Cloke returned to his vintage contested marking best against GWS taking 12 marks including one when he crunched a pack of players.
Giants full-forward Jeremy Cameron doubted whether the glove gave Cloke an unfair advantage. Fox Sports, as yet, has not confirmed whether it was the dimensions of the glove, the type of material or some other factor that meant it was not approved for use. Lynch argued at the time that unless he was given permission to wear the glove he would need to amputate the finger at the joint.
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