Umpire bias against Toby Greene: has it gone too far?

Has the bias against Toby Greene gone too far?


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mouncey2franklin

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Jun 16, 2018
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I get that some people don't like Toby Greene. Apparently the umpires don't like him either.

It has gotten to the stage where he is being umpired with different rules to the other 43 players in the match.

He can't buy a free kick for a high tackle, yet if he knocks a player over in a fair contest, the whistle is blown against him.

We saw this on several occasions tonight alone.

Has it gone too far? Will the umpires ever forgive Toby for whatever it is he did to them? Should GWS put in a formal complaint?
 
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Hubnester

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It was on full display tonight, numerous occasions.
The umpires have shown over the past 20 years they can hold grudges against players and frankly it's inexcusable.
If the AFL really cared about the honest performance and integrity of the umpires though, they would have done something by now.
 

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Got no sympathy for Toby Green he has kind of brought it on himself on some of the stuff he has done on the football field In the past
I noticed tonight that USA has learnt a few Toby tricks
 

Rob

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I've got no problem with umpires that give the benefit of the doubt to the tackler when it's a known ducker that's being tackled. Umpires sometimes don't see every little thing and have to sometimes infer what's happened from surrounding actions.

But that's different to having different interpretations of the same rule for different players. Greene, whilst being a complete dick, cops that pretty often.
 

Upgrayedd

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Reaping what he has sown.
Should his actions or his reputation change the laws of the game?

Im not the biggest lover of his antics, But Ive said it, some players like Selwood/Mclean/Danger/Cripps get all the love, However If your Lance Franklin Elliot Yeo or Toby Greene you have to lose a tooth before the umpire thinks about paying a free
 

Juddernaut08

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Nov 8, 2007
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Should his actions or his reputation change the laws of the game?

Im not the biggest lover of his antics, But Ive said it, some players like Selwood/Mclean/Danger/Cripps get all the love, However If your Lance Franklin Elliot Yeo or Toby Greene you have to lose a tooth before the umpire thinks about paying a free
Id say theyve stopped loving Selwood. Rekn hes almost suffering for his reputation as a ducker now
 

Kappa

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It was on full display tonight, numerous occasions.
The umpires have shown over the past 20 years they can hold grudges against players and frankly it's inexcusable.
If the AFL really cared about the honest performance and integrity of the umpires though, they would have done something by now.
The easy solution is to get super intelligent robots to umpire our games, that way they won't have bias or emotions.
 

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