The Kangaroos coach was left bewildered after non-goal decision against Melbourne.
North Melbourne coach Brad Scott was left bemused after a goal from Jack Ziebell was overruled by the goal review system during the Kangaroos’ 41-point victory over Melbourne on Sunday.
Ziebell looked to have kicked a clear goal from a 55-metre bomb and despite widespread belief it was a clear major, it was overruled by the review system and adjudged to have hit the post.
“I was incredulous because when the umpire says ‘it’s a goal, I just want to check if it hit the post’ and I’m not sure if the viewers at home had a different view to me but the clips I saw, if that was conclusive, then I don’t know who’s making that adjudication,” Scott said after the match.
“But look, we accept the umpire’s decision and we accept they make mistakes too, because we make plenty.”
Demons coach Paul Roos said he was surprised at both the lengthiness of the process, and the final decision.
“Hit the post? Which one, the one over the fence?” he said.
Although bemused with the decision, Brad Scott said he remained a fan of the system.
“I like the system because you should be able to fix obvious errors. But my understanding was if it’s not an obvious error, go with the umpire’s call,” he said.
“So the umpire got overruled on that one. As I said it was staggering, I couldn’t believe it.
“I’m not sure anyone thought ‘Oh yeah, that was a good call’, maybe except if you’re a Melbourne supporter.”