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Umpire dissent rears its head in Dogs’ win over Pies as Jordan De Goey cops ridiculous penalty

AFL fans and pundits have slammed the decision by umpires to give Collingwood star Jordan De Goey a 50-metre penalty for dissent on Friday night, despite the star’s attempts to stifle his frustration.

With the game on the line and the Pies trying to mount a comeback, De Goey drew a whistle for a push in the back that looked like a legitimate tackle.

De Goey reactively threw his hands out in frustration, but then quickly drew them back in as  he consciously realised that action is now classed as dissent.

Despite reeling his appeal in, De Goey still copped a 50-metre penalty that was hugely influential in the context of the match. 

Both De Goey and Bulldogs player Buku Khamis conceded controversial 50-metre penalties in the match and Matthew Richardson was scathing in commentary.

‘Come off…

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