Blatant cheating by umpires


#1305

So being blind doesn’t actually improve your hearing

#Mythbusted


#1306

Why do you think I took up cricket umpiring?


#1307

Let me see if I have this right.
Criticising umpiring decisions is still ok, but you have to do it respectfully.
Calling him a flog is ok, but a p##f is not ok.
So there is a hierarchy of rude/nasty terms that determines what is allowed?
So we are expected to vent by calling
“That’s holding the ball, you particularly handsome chap”
I think that is how they want it to go.


#1308

I personally believe this drama could have been avoided if Nichols only wore a wig.


#1309

On ANZAC day the maggots copped a lot worse than ‘bald flog’ from me… and those around me.


#1310

Proving that Rex Hunt is not a forgotten man?


#1311

One good way to be remembered fondly is make sure you have a complete and utter idiot replace you.


#1312

That was the policy used by Tiberius.

(edit: for those who don’t know history, that was about 2,000 years ago).


#1313

This is a good start - Throw out a few more and you’ll have a better crowd.


#1314

Surely saying ya Maggot is ok.

I mean unless the vegans start jumping up and down about fly larvaes rights?


#1315

On second thoughts… Some of our umpires do embarrass baby flies.


#1316

Needs to be last game Nicholls is allowed near then, if he’s become this sensitive as a poorly performing afl umpire, time to retire


#1317

The AFL clamping down on booing/abusing umps etc is hiding the real issue. Ie the cause is terrible rules, too many umpires and inconsistency. Its rubbish.

Be strong on the cause not the result.

Perhaps a bit like leaving Eddie Macguire in the media after calling Adam Goodes King Kong or giving brownlow medallist a free run at being hmm slightly dirty(hello Gary/Nathan) and wondering why pork chops think that was a green light to light up in the crowd.

:shushing_face::thinking:


#1318

Would of thought the first thing you need to learn with umpiring AFL is that you can’t be too thinned skinned.
This is pathetic what happened to this fan.


#1319

They get paid a lot of money too. Nicholls has just made it so much worse for himself. Players cop so much worse and you don’t see too many of them complaining


#1320

Gil does it so well he doesn’t even know when he’s doing it. He has become the big lie.


#1321

Nicholls is dating Margetts…a “nuanced” relationship made in AFL heaven.


#1322

Calling him a poof is not on.
Calling him a ■■■■■■■ spud who is a dud and his family would be ashamed to call him dad is ok


#1323

There’s the whole elephant in the room that nobody has addressed. Much appreciated and thanks in advance.


#1324

Does Elani come under for that shocking free kick ahead paid to Carlton?