Hong Kong wrote: Yourmother wrote: Toro wrote: Hong Kong wrote:
You think he’s kicking himself. I think he will be saying it’s forward still. And saying forward is forward.
He had pre decided what the ref should rule, before he or more importantly the guy in charge was given the opportunity to properly forensically analyse.
And if he does still think that, then he’ll soon be out of a job. It’s ridiculous to suggest he had a preconceived idea - he will have seen the pass, incorrectly thought it was forward and needed a review and having painted himself into a corner, stuck to his guns.
Should have just said, ‘oops. Stuffed up, stick with your on field decision.’ The manner in which he spoke to the ref was very dominant and the ref will be infuriated that he did not have the courage to overrule Jonker.
That's heresay really, you have no idea what his thought process was but seem to defend him and give him the benefit of the doubt as per. He completely ignored the usual protocol when talking of forward passes and went completely against a kiddies videos explaining a forward pass. He's in international TMO, gimme a f'n break.
“It’s ridiculous to suggest he had a preconceived idea”
“he will have seen the pass, incorrectly thought it was forward and needed a review”
“having painted himself into a corner, stuck to his guns.”
All in the same sentence HK.
And all of which are far more likely than he had a preconceived idea that he was going to call a forward pass.
He preconceived it was a forward pass in your own words. And you’re watering it down just saying he thought it needed a review, despite him saying “I’m going to show you a forward pass”. And you also contradict this balanced review call by saying he stuck to his guns having painted himself in to a corner, which rather suggests there was a “tiny” bit of predisposition initially.
I know he’s a fellow ref to you HK, and you have a moral obligation to back up your fellows, but just how many hand jobs can you physically hand out! You need a rest.