THE victims of Travis Burns's Sunday afternoon meltdown have rallied behind the besieged Panther.
Martin Kennedy was left concussed after a high tackle from Burns that led him being sent off from the field, while Mose Masoe aggravated a shoulder injury and will miss this Friday night's game against the Titans as a result of the chicken wing tackle performed on him.
But the pair insist there are no hard feelings towards Burns, who faces a maximum 16-week suspension for the two incidents, despite the Penrith playmaker failing to apologise after the game.
''You don't like to see players miss any time and it is probably bad timing with all the other things that are going on at the moment,'' Kennedy said.
''He is one of those players I would love to play with. He is a hard competitor and very fierce on the field.
''Everyone jokes about how soft backs are, but no one could ever question how tough he is. It's just unfortunate that he's going to miss some footy.''
Masoe echoed Kennedy's sentiment, unfazed by the incidents. ''I have nothing against him because whatever happens on the field, stays on the field in my eyes,'' Masoe said.
There is debate over whether the shoulder charge still has a place in the game, but Kennedy is not for the softening of the rules.
''If I was concerned about getting my noggin knocked off I would go and play netball,'' he said.
''I am not worried about it at all and I don't want it taken out of the game … If we start tinkering with the rules or changing them, then I think the fans will revolt against it.''