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.
Was it touched? 😯
— 7AFL (@7AFL) June 27, 2019
AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan spoke on the review on 3AW on Friday morning, and stood by the decision.
Gill on 3AW. “Last night we had narrowed the goal reviewers down. They reviewed for 40 seconds. And they had to make a decision about was it beyond reasonable doubt. They made the decision it wasn’t touched beyond reasonable doubt.”
— Jon Ralph (@RalphyHeraldSun) June 27, 2019
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.”