The deliberate rushed behind rule is in the spotlight after an incident in the first quarter of the Richmond v Melbourne Anzac Day eve game at the MCG.
Tigers defender David Astbury appeared to fumble the ball across the line, but that didn’t stop the umpire from paying a deliberate rushed free.
Jesse Hogan booted a goal from the resulting free kick.
Watch the incident here:
Fans on Twitter were quick to react, with some saying it was a poor decision:
Others felt there was no issue at all with the decision:
Others feel that the rule needs changing:
The Dees lead Richmond 7.6 (48) to 6.6 (42) at half time.
If the game stays this tight, the rushed behind rule could come in for some serious scrutiny this week.