Patrick Dangerfield has spoken out after Collingwood young gun Jack Ginnivan avoided punishment for an apparent chicken-wing tackle on the Geelong star.

The AFL match review officer was reported to have ‘missed’ the incident, meaning Ginnivan escaped official scrutiny after being pictured pulling Dangerfield’s left arm.

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But he was heavily criticised by AFL great Dermott Brereton, who accused the Pies forward of premeditating the attack on Dangerfield.

“It wasn’t a spur of the moment, it was something designed to hurt somebody when play was dead,” he told News Corp.

“And I’ve done those things, and I’ve copped my whack for them, but the game has moved on from my era.’’

Now Dangerfield has had his say, suggesting Ginnivan crossed a line at the MCG last Saturday.

“It’s important when you’re in a vulnerable position as a player, you’ve got a responsibility to treat players with care,” the Brownlow medallist said on Wednesday.

“And I think if he had his time again, I’d like to think he’d do something different.”

Patrick Dangerfield was crunched by Taylor Adams and Jack Ginnivan. Credit: Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images

Collingwood’s first opportunity to respond publicly will come on Thursday morning when senior coach Craig McRae hosts a press conference ahead of the Pies’ semi-final this weekend.

Geelong, meanwhile, have moved forward with their plans for a preliminary final against Melbourne or Brisbane on September 16.

Dangerfield’s role remains a key point of contention for the Cats after starting every quarter against Collingwood on the bench.

The 32-year-old said the game situation sparked more questions than the decision deserved.

“Because of how we want to play, we want to play with as much speed on the game as possible, it’s about ‘take your turn and when you get on, spin it’,” he told The Field with JJ and Danger.

“The challenge on the weekend was the ball got caught on the other side of the ground.

“There’s a couple of quarters where you’re sitting on the bench for the first 10 minutes, chomping at the bit to get on.

“You can’t just dislodge yourself from a play at the time, it’s too hot for that, especially at the ‘G with the width of the ground. It got lonely there at different stages.”