Every sports league reviews video and suspends players according to the rules irrespective of the call made in the game. AFL, NRL etc do it all the time, often when a free kick was not called during the game. Your outrage is misguided and lacking in logic.
"Time honoured" what cliche are you living in? NBA announces publicly if the refs made the wrong call in the last 2 mins, just finding they made not one but two mistakes that cost OKC a game.
The issue here is that our two full time referees looked at replays and royally fu#$*d up the interpretation of the rules. As stated above raising an elbow alone is worthy of an USF.
Post penalise? they won the game, there are consequences for breaking rules, this is one of them.
"League damaging move", no that was only suspending josh childress for one game for a flying elbow as well as the collection of jaw breaking non penalties that happened that year.
Prof leagues do not like fighting, they will penalise it heavily to discourage it.
Frankly I can not understand why you would start shit when you are up 22 against the defending champs with 6 mins to go, you absolutely pulled there pants down then you pull this stunt, why?