Hang on.............was the decision wrong or the rule wrong? Your post seems to be a bit confused.......Not cost us a game?
WTF has that got to do with anything???
The decision was glaringly wrong - pathetically so - partly the fault of too literal an interpretation from a fool but mostly the fault of an interferring and totally inept AFL rules committee who wouldn't know how to write a simple, non derivative rules if their lives depended on it.
It doesn't matter if the free leads to anything or not, wrong is wrong and it's happening far too often.