- Nov 8, 2000
- AFL Club
- Other Teams
- Peel Thunder
That one can be put down to 'idiot reviewer'. We had a few of those a couple of years ago.I’ve been puzzling over that one since yesterday. Umpire calls it a goal. Absolutely no evidence to show it was touched on the video that we saw. How on earth does a guy in a room take nearly a minute to make a howler like that. To overturn a decision made onfield no less. Isn’t the reviewer only meant to overturn when there is conclusive evidence?
Whateley's hysterical ramblings about scrapping the whole system should be ignored, simply on the basis that a hell of a lot more wrong calls would have been made if the system (as it currently stands) didn't exist.
Up until this call where a correct on field decision was overturned, all the controversial decisions this year have been a wrong call on field that hasn't been overturned. There was a score review on Saturday where the umpire's call was touched, yet in reality the ball was a foot over the line. Get rid of the review system and we'd be talking a lot more about umpire howlers.