Fremantle Dockers ruckman Sean Darcy had simply scored a 50-metre objective throughout his facet’s conflict with the Brisbane Lions on the Gabba, however not one of the commentators had been speaking about it.
They had been as a substitute centered on the pluck of objective umpire Adam Wojcik who stood his floor as a pack of defenders and attacking gamers converged round him with the ball simply crossing the road.
Brisbane star Joe Daniher might even be seen launching himself off the Wojcik’s shoulders in an try to get his arms to the ball, as if he had been an opposition participant within the mixer.
“He was sturdy within the contest right here,” Brad Johnson stated in commentary.
“Take a look at the positioning. He is aware of he is in bother right here.
“Joe’s used him as a stepladder to try to spoil the ball.
“Properly executed, properly executed. That’s superior. In amongst that pack.”
Wojcik has umpired in over 250 AFL matches since debuting in 2008. He umpired on the 2013, 2015, 2016 and 2017 grand finals.
Not everybody beloved the umpire’s involvement, although, with some followers on Twitter opining that he should not have gotten in the way in which.
“Ought to have been a free to Fremantle for the maintain by the objective umpire,” wrote one person, @WillPix_.
Co-commentator Gerard Healy realised at one level the objective, awarded with the assistance of replays, had nearly been forgotten.
“These eyes didn’t depart the ball. They had been staring eyes,” he stated.
“Sadly for Sean Darcy we’re not chatting about his objective.
By the way, the Brisbane Lions gained the match by 18 factors and moved as much as fifth on the ladder.
The match was imagined to be performed in Perth, however COVID-19 issues in WA noticed it shifted to Brisbane.