Officials say a goal review should have been called for on controversial ruling.
The AFL has conceded a score review should have been called for over a possible goal from Tigers’ Matt White in the dying stages of his side’s clash with Fremantle.
White snapped a shot a goal which would have put his side in front with less than five minutes left in the game.
The ball bounced into the leg of the goal umpire who was standing on the line, with the impact deflecting the ball from its path that would have taken it over for a goal.
However, play on was called and the Dockers managed to rush it through for a minor score, ultimately making the difference as they hung on for a one-point victory.
An AFL spokesperson said a review should have been called for and that the umpire made a mistake in not doing so.
:Little relief for Richmond coach Damien Hardwick who was furious after the game.
“We’ve got this fantastic thing called a review system haven’t we? Fair dinkum,” Hardwick said. “Use it, or don’t bother.
“At the end of the day there’s a field umpire, a goal umpire, and four or five blokes sitting up in a box upstairs. Someone make a decision.
“Seriously, in a tight game – joke.”
What do you think, was the non-call as obvious in real-time during the game as many suspect:
Also check out the rest of the talking points from the thrilling clash: