Clayton Oliver's flop in the semi-final

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Given Oliver's history, should he be fined for this?

http://www.afl.com.au/video/2018-09-14/did-oliver-drop-too-easily-here

To me, it looks like an intentional act of staging for a free kick. Unlike his previous misdemeanour, he had ample time to anticipate the collision, so I can't give him the benefit of the doubt (instinctive fast reactions are not always staging).

Look at the reaction of the Hawthorn player who hit him.
 

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Blame the umpires for that one. Oliver was nowhere near the ball and was just sucking in the umpire.

The worst flops are the ones that are in play.
 

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Roughead took a dive, Clayton Oliver just let an idiot push him to the ground.

Fact is if you're stupid enough to bump a player off the ball when your team has possession and you're less than two kicks down in a semi-final, you deserve a free kick paid against you.

Clayton ensuring that free kick was paid is justice.

Onya Clarry, well played mate!
 

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But it does, in every Oliver thread you roll out the same old tired lines, it must really get to you seeing the kid overtake Cripps
You raised a nonsensical defence of Clarry's flop/dive about not instigating it, and I called you out as invalid and irrelevant.

You still haven't raised anything valid about the incident, just trying to change the topic as usual!
 

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Frankly surprised he didn't get fined. With the force Mitchell used, I doubt that would knock anyone over unless they weren't expecting it.

For anyone to say no big deal, turned a Hawthorn free into a Melbourne shot at goal.

Meanwhile a Hawks player was pushed to ground well after taking a mark and the ump just told him to get up lol, right, makes sense.

It's good enough for a reversal but not or a 50?
 
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