Social Media Reacts To The Umpires In The Sydney v Hawthorn Game

#FreeKickHawthorn

Social Media Reacts To The Umpires In The Sydney v Hawthorn Game

Hawthorn got over the line in an epic against Sydney at the SCG tonight, with Cyril Rioli sinking a MONSTER clutch goal from 55 metres out to seal the 11.9 (75) to 10.10 (70) win.

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But it wasn’t just Cyril that got the punters talking.

The umpires made several divisive calls over the game, and social media reacted furiously.

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More than a few people think that the AFL and the umpires are running a conspiracy to gift Hawthorn a fourth consecutive flag:

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#FreeKickHawthorn trended on Twitter nearly as much as the game’s hashtag at one point:

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To be fair, the free kick count was fairly lopsided toward Hawthorn:

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Which, of course, doesn’t necessarily point to any bias.

To be honest, we’d take umpire controversy every week if it meant we got games that good.

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