Former Port Adelaide star Kane Cornes has as soon as once more taken intention on the AFL over a contentious penalty that might value a workforce dearly.
There was some surprising 50 metre penalties paid this yr, however a brand new contender emerged on Saturday night time and it’s going to be robust to beat.
The contentious 10 metre protected zone reared its ugly head throughout Sydney’s battle in opposition to St Kilda on the SCG through the second quarter.
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Because the Saints labored their method ahead, Tim Membrey marked uncontested simply contained in the boundary line in between the wing and half ahead.
Membrey went again behind the mark, took a number of little steps off the road of the mark as he appeared goalwards for the following choice.
However as he stood with the ball in hand, Sydney’s Errol Gulden strolled previous to get numbers within the defensive finish.
The umpire blew his whistle and paid 50 in opposition to Gulden for being too near Membrey. The commentary workforce and footy followers watching on couldn’t imagine it.
Membrey took full benefit of the penalty and slotted the aim to deliver the margin again to 14 factors.
The Cornes household didn’t maintain again as they blasted the absurd second that left the commentary field in shocked silence as they tried determining the place the penalty had come from.
“That’s not an amazing resolution, all of us make errors and that can finally be seen as a mistake,” Nathan Buckley mentioned on Fox Footy.
“Is Brad Scott on Twitter? Wow,” Kane Cornes wrote.
Kane Cornes has lengthy been in opposition to the protected zone rule and unloaded on the AFL concerning the cruel penalty as soon as once more on the Sunday Footy Present final weekend.
As Cornes’ phase ‘Vol-Kane-O’ bought underway, the previous Port Adelaide star threw to a clip of himself from again in April the place he criticised the rule makers of the league.
Footage then rolled from an incident that unfolded through the St Kilda vs Essendon recreation the place the Bombers’ Matt Guelfi was stung for being contained in the protected zone after dropping contact together with his opponent.
“He’s attempting to cease his opponent from getting the handball obtain, he will get caught on the mistaken facet and he tries to get out of the realm,” Cornes says.
“I simply need to know, what’s a participant imagined to do?
“In case your opponent is within the space try to be allowed to be within the space as nicely, it’s a easy repair and the umpire says get out.”
The subject was then thrown to Damian Barrett who argued with Cornes in April concerning the rule, however Barrett was on his facet concerning the Guelfi resolution and mentioned the AFL must be smarter.
Cornes argued the cruel nature of the rule may find yourself costing a workforce a win or worse but, a finals spot.
“The punishment is a aim, that could possibly be a win that could possibly be the distinction between St Kilda making the eight or lacking. It could possibly be the distinction between a workforce enjoying within the Grand Last or lacking it – or successful a premiership god forbid,” he mentioned.
“We simply can’t say that’s one mistake.”