There is no justification for awarding Walters a free in that situation…NONE
He is grossly out of position and not watching the ball even once.
Redman has position and is simply holding his position in the hope of marking the ball, as he is the only man in the contest who can mark the ball.
Walters,knowing he has no chance to win the footy, initiates contact with Redman front on and appears to have at least 1 arm wrapped around Redman.
As a result of this contact, Redman then makes incidental contact with Walters head that is minimal at best.
CLEARLY, a free kick to Redman first.
Nicholls should be banished to the bush for 1 month, and Walters can F*CK OFF if he is going to play the game like he’s entitled to free kick every contest.
Worst decision of the year (yes Hawthorn), the WORST !