naki wrote: ↑Sun Sep 19, 2021 2:04 am
Thomas wrote: ↑Sun Sep 19, 2021 1:54 am
I was stunned at how the ref was almost gagging to give Swinton a red card and had to be convinced otherwise...but then let a bloke shoulder charge a prone player in the head after the whistle.
Saw the game with the sound off, what was the reasoning there? For Swinton it looked like a penalty, yellow at the absolute worst, and Wiese's I just assumed would be a straight red. Looked like direct contact to the head with force, no mitigation. Replays weren't conclusive?
He went straight to red card reasoning with Swinton saying he hit him with a shoulder charge and then head clash. The TMO basically talked him out of it. Dude was frothing to pull out that card.
For the Wiese incident...I don't know what his reasoning was. He said the mitigating circumstance was that Kerevi was low to the ground. To me it was a clear shoulder charge to the head.
His dismissal of the Quade Cooper eye incident was pretty infuriating. He kept laughing saying "I didn't see anything there" meanwhile the replay on the big screen shows the Saffa have one go at Cooper then, after the ball is gone, reach down and have another go at his face.