Coach Craig McRae admits he “misplaced his thoughts” at a “staggering” umpiring blunder in Collingwood’s one-point AFL victory over Adelaide.
However the pragmatic Magpies boss says there is no level stewing over a choice involving Nathan Murphy – or different doubtful calls – in a frantic finale at Adelaide Oval.
Murphy was positioned below a excessive ball within the final quarter when Crow Darcy Fogarty crashed into him, front-on.
The Magpie appeared to carry the mark however it wasn’t paid, and he did not obtain a free kick both, regardless of the excessive front-on contact forcing him from the sphere with a bleeding nostril.
Compounding the matter, play wasn’t halted as Murphy was helped from the sphere, and the ball virtually hit him and medicos as they headed to the bench.
Collingwood’s Jordan De Goey soccered it over the boundary line, assuming play was to be stopped – however he was penalised for a deliberate out-of-bounds.
“I misplaced my thoughts,” McRae mentioned.
“As a result of one, whether or not it was a mark or a free kick – both, you would argue.
“However then there’s blood and he is making an attempt to exit the sphere and we did not get an opportunity to interchange the participant within the essential second.
“I used to be astounded by it.”
McRae mentioned he would not search a proof from umpires however “discovered it staggering”.
Nor will the Magpie coach ask why an apparent free kick to Ash Johnson within the dying minutes wasn’t paid. The Pie ahead, within the aim sq., was clearly taken excessive by Adelaide’s Jordon Butts.
“Within the second, I am ‘What the hell is happening right here’,” McRae mentioned.
“However you then transfer on. You’ll be able to’t do something about it now, are you able to?
“You’ll be able to undergo each determination they made or did not make, that’s not the place we reside.
“We make far more errors than they do.
“You make errors and transfer on, that is the way in which I take a look at it.”
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