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Umpire dissent rears its head in Dogs’ win over Pies as Jordan De Goey cops ridiculous penalty

AFL fans and pundits criticized the umpires’ decision to hand Collingwood star Jordan De Goey a 50-meter penalty for dissent on Friday night, despite the star’s attempts to stifle his frustration.

With the game on the line and the Feet trying to come back, De Goey whistled a push in the back that looked like a legitimate tackle.

De Goey held out his hands reactively in frustration, but then quickly closed them again as he consciously realized that the action is now classified as dissent.

Despite his appeal, De Goey took a 50-metre penalty that greatly influenced the context of the match.

Both De Goey and Bulldogs player Buku Khamis conceded controversial 50-meter penalties in the match and Matthew Richardson was scathing in the comments.

‘Come now. That’s not 50 meters,” she said in a comment for Seven.

‘You have to pay them all then. It’s just ridiculous.

‘I feel sorry for them sometimes. This is an emotional game. They are not robots.

De Goey was left confused and frustrated by the series of calls against him.  He could easily have gone the other way, with the tackle leading to a Collingwood free kick instead.

De Goey was left confused and frustrated by the series of calls against him. He could easily have gone the other way, with the tackle leading to a Collingwood free kick instead.

Speaking in fox sportsformer champion striker Jason Dunstall said there should be leniency on incidents like De Goey, where he realized he had reacted in violation of the rules and tried to quickly put his arms down.

“I thought De Goey in particular was a bit stiff because he was about to pop and then he literally hooked back up and then stopped, but at first you could see he was about to raise his arms,” ​​Dunstall said.

‘If you’re going to go to such lengths to recover, I think you’re entitled to a little freedom.

“This is where it’s very, very difficult.”

St Kilda superstar Leigh Montagna agreed and questioned why two 50 meter calls were made on Friday night after a long period without any being issued.

“That’s what we want to see from players, moderation, and he brought it back, did exactly what we wanted with this rule, and yet still pays 50,” he said.

“For five weeks we haven’t seen them get paid anything, so that’s the confusion. Why out of nowhere? There was a lot of focus after the third round, then it fizzled out.

Fans were also quick to defend De Goey, saying the massive sanction should only be implemented for genuine acts of dissent.

‘It wasn’t real dissent, just frustration. They weren’t last night either. By all means penalize them for actual dissent, not petty things,” Graham Howlett tweeted.

There is a difference between decency and frustration! It should pay decently, frustration or excitement in the heat of battle are completely different and should not be removed from the game, before they turn all players into robots,’ agreed Neville Clark.

A Twitter pundit named Steve said the calls were impacting the spectacle of the games: ‘Both last night were amazing. AFL needs to take a hard look at some of these rules, to scare fans away. That De Goey absolutely killed the vibe of the game last night. The crowd lost interest,’ he tweeted.

A Twitter pundit named Steve said the calls were impacting the spectacle of the games: ‘Both last night were amazing. AFL needs to take a hard look at some of these rules, to scare fans away. That De Goey absolutely killed the vibe of the game last night. The crowd lost interest,’ he tweeted.

AFL refereeing has become [a] joke! How is that abuse of the referee? Do not defend the indefensible of Brad Scott, he accepts that you were wrong and rectify, “Kevin Baker tweeted.

‘It’s a big mess, take out the abuse. I am in favor of that. But this show of any kind of emotion has become a three-ring circus. How the hell would Brad Scott play in his day, since he was such an emotional player? Tracey Reid asked.

Dunstall cautioned that it was important that fans and players not blame the referees, as they were only under instructions from the AFL.

They are giving instructions to the referees, so let’s not be hard on them either. If you see arms go up, that’s a form of dissent, but it’s hard to expect players to turn off emotion completely as soon as the whistle blows,” he said.

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