St Kilda veteran Leigh Montagna has spoken out about the bizarre 50 metre penalty he had paid against him in the game against Geelong at Etihad Stadium yesterday.
Montagna had a free kick paid against him then a subsequent 50m penalty after the umpire thought he’d sworn.
He discussed the incident on the Monday Rub ahead of Triple M’s coverage of the Richmond v Melbourne blockbuster.
“I’d just given away a free kick just before that, I tried to nudge big Zac Smith the Geelong ruckman under the football and I thought I did it reasonably well,” Montagna said.
“The umpire paid a free kick, and then as the player ran off I ran past and said ‘Jeeze that was a soft bump’ and he’s blown the 50!”
Understandably, Joey was confused.
“I thought it was just because I back chatted him,” he said.
“Then he mentioned he thought I’d dropped the C word that sorta sounds a bit like bump.
“I said ‘nah nah, that’s absolutely not correct,’ and to his credit he apologised.
“He said ‘look if I’ve got that wrong, I apologise’ which is good.
“But the problem was he’d already paid a 50 metre penalty!”
Listen to Joey chat about his 50m penalty here: