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WasIsAlways
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Umpire Contact
Yesterday Collingwood's Paul Luciara took a mark over a field umpire. He was awarded the mark and the game was allowed to continue. Can someone then please explain to me what CONTACT WITH AN UMPIRE MEANS???????!!!!! I am completely confused (again) as to why............... a) He was not reported!! Isn't contact with an umpire a reportable offence? and b) At the minimum, no mark should be awarded and a free kick should have gone too the opposition. But then again, it's probably just another AFL listed player thing........
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[quote="WasIsAlways"]Yesterday Collingwood's Paul Luciara took a mark over a field umpire. He was awarded the mark and the game was allowed to continue. Can someone then please explain to me what CONTACT WITH AN UMPIRE MEANS???????!!!!! I am completely confused (again) as to why............... a) He was not reported!! Isn't contact with an umpire a reportable offence? and b) At the minimum, no mark should be awarded and a free kick should have gone too the opposition. But then again, it's probably just another AFL listed player thing........[/quote] Are you saying that AFL listed players are treated differently to the VFL players on the field by the umpires?
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Yes, I am firmly of the opinion that AFL players are more favorably treated by the umpires. Even more so this season. The higher the profile of the AFL player, the easier he is treated. I felt Port got the rough end of the stick, especially in front of goals,but decided to watch the replay before "putting pen to paper". I've watched to half time so far and haven't changed my opinion.
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I don't know if AFL-listed players are favored by umpires or not. However, what I do know is that both Steven King's and Paul Licuria's marks should NOT have been paid. You cannot use an umpire as a stepladder. If you could, then why don't Geelong simply get their cheer squad members to line up on the ground and allow the players to take speccies on their backs when the opposition is shooting for goal? The umpires wear very contrasting colors, there's no excuse for a player mistaking an umpire for an opponent, etc. Both were wrong decisions, but what can you do? The man in (insert color here) is always right!