A terrible mistake, and the exact line of thinking that is prevalent and directly ruining the sport. A sport where umpires are constantly stopping play and paying a free kick at every single contest is exactly what is causing people to turn off.I don't think they blow the whistle enough, the rules of the sport should be adhered to and if not there should be a free kick.
There is that many blatant head high contact, push in the backs, incorrect disposal not paid that it is a joke.
You want the game to open up then pay the bloody free kicks.
The head is not sacrosanct in the AFL, it is unbelievable how much head high contact there is now.