“The club said there was no way around it and it was taken out of my hands,” Varcoe said about the prospect of challenging the ban.
“Unfortunately for me, it definitely went the wrong way and I was very disappointed I didn’t get an opportunity to challenge it because I thought I did all the right things.
“I played the ball, it was the right technique and ended up getting punished for it.
“What can I sort of say and I do about it because there’s no way to change or overturn [the decision].
“For younger kids watching the game, you’d like them to focus on good technique and protecting yourself – that’s how I was taught from a very young age.
“I feel like I got punished for playing the game.”