Umpire called it 9M into flight. I agree with Gerard. Why do we have to call these ones early. Worst case scenario it results in a ball up if not 15.Umps are damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Wait for the ball to be marked before it's no 15 and you're putting the guy marking it under extreme pressure. Plus if it goes 13 but they pay the mark you're risking a 50m penalty.
If they are clear the kick won't go 15 it's best for everyone that they call it so play keeps moving.
In this case the ball bounced out further than the ump probably thought, then seemed to go quite up in the air. The ump is probably thinking it's going to land in the goal square which wouldn't have been 15. It floats, and Cameron marks it - with first contact a lot closer than fox footy's graphic by the way - and has likely gone about 18.
If we're going to have rules that are really difficult judgment calls then we're going to have mistakes.