MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 27: Shaun McKernan of the Bombers kicks a goal during the 2019 AFL round 15 match between the Essendon Bombers and the GWS Giants at Marvel Stadium on June 27, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos via Getty Images)

The AFL has backed their score review system, saying it has no plans to rubbish the department despite Thursday night’s incident in the dying stages.

With Essendon trailing in the finals minutes, Shaun McKernan’s shot sailed through for a goal, although upon further review, it seemed as though Adam Kennedy touched the ball.

AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan spoke on the review on 3AW on Friday morning, and stood by the decision.

Despite the AFL’s stance, the Herald Sun believes the league could see a bunker system introduced ahead of the finals series.

Melbourne legend Garry Lyon slammed the decision on SEN on Friday morning

“This is embarrassing,” Lyon said on SEN radio.

“Fix the system. Get a bunker system where you get absolute experts.

“… I love the AFL, I love the competition, I’m invested … but I don’t want to be sitting here on a Friday saying how embarrassing it is and how amateur hour it is.

“(The AFL) needs someone to come on to say ‘last night was another black stain on our system, rest assured we’re doing everything we can (to fix it). It’s probably going to be too late this year but next year we’ll have a much better system.

“At least you’ve come on and told our audience this is what is happening.”