The AFL’s controversial referee-opposition rule has as soon as once more come underneath hearth after a number of “ridiculous” selections on Friday night.
This week, AFL soccer boss Brad Scott bragged that referee opposition rule was shortly changing into “seamless” within the sport, however inconsistent refereeing throughout Friday’s “bullshit” proved in any other case.
Early within the third quarter, the Bulldogs’ junior gunman, Buku Khamis, threw his arms within the air after showing to have been pushed out of a marking contest by Magpies defender Isaac Quaynor.
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However Khamis’ disappointment grew when the referee awarded Collingwood a 50-metre penalty for referee opposition and gifted the Magpies the third purpose of the sport.
“Khamis cannot consider it,” Footy icon Brian Taylor stated on Channel 7.
“I suppose arms up as a result of he did not say something.
“There are arms with a smile. There may be not a lot evil within the query. ”
Richmond marvel Matthew Richardson continued: “Get out of there. Not 50 meters.
“Then you must pay all of it. It is simply ridiculous.”
Former Bulldogs defender Lindsay Gilbee tweeted: “This rule is severely a joke.
An analogous incident occurred within the fourth quarter, when Collingwood ahead Jordan De Goey threw his arms within the air after tackling Josh Dunkley, with solely the Bulldogs given a 50-metre penalty.
A number of soccer consultants identified that De Goey brazenly tried to cover his frustration from the referees, however was nonetheless pinged.
Jon Ralph of the Herald Solar tweeted: “De Goey wished to explode however as an alternative confirmed no actual opposition. Nonetheless 50 meters penalty. We had a baseline. Now it is onerous to know the place we’re once more.”
Australian cricketer Jess Jonassen wrote: I am in favor of defending it, however I am not a fan of the 50 meter ‘opposition’ rule. There’s a distinction between abuse and gamers displaying emotion in the meanwhile.”
ABC broadcaster Quentin Hill tweeted: “That is the place this version goes unsuitable. De Goey really pays homage by shaking off his response. He will get punished anyway. We get it, however it is time to adapt from over-tuning.”
Chatting with Fox Footy, Hawthorn legend Jason Dunstall stated: “I believed De Goey particularly was slightly nervous as a result of he was about to exit after which he actually pulled himself again and really stopped however you may see to start with.
“I feel you’ve a proper to some latitude if you are going to attempt so onerous to drag your self again.
“That is the place it will get actually, actually onerous.
“They instruct the referees, so let’s not be too harsh on them. When you see the arms go up, it is form of opposition, but it surely’s onerous to count on the gamers to utterly flip off the emotion as quickly because the whistle blows.”