Sydney coach John Longmire has pleaded together with his gamers to hold their feelings in test after two have been penalised for lashing out on the umpires in final week’s loss to Melbourne.
Umpire dissent returned to the AFL agenda in spherical three when GWS veteran Stephen Coniglio questioned an on-field ruling within the dying minutes towards Carlton and was pinged.
The free kick allowed the Blues to seal a 10-point win with a shot from point-blank vary, reigniting debate as to whether or not the AFL polices umpire dissent too severely.
With one eye on the sport’s umpire scarcity at grassroots stage, the AFL introduced final April it might start cracking down on dissent and continues to keep a harder stance than rival soccer codes.
On Sunday, Swans gamers Will Hayward and Chad Warner’s frustrations boiled over as Melbourne began sooner on the MCG, each giving free kicks away for dissent within the first quarter.
Hayward’s outburst marched the Demons upfield the place Lachie Hunter parlayed the 50-metre penalty right into a 15-point lead.
Hayward instructed Longmire he had been directing his frustrations at a rival participant and never the umpire.
The coach despatched a transparent message to his gamers this week.
“It’s too huge a penalty, 50 metres is a giant penalty so do not do it,” he mentioned.
“After a call has been made, you’ve got obtained to get on with it.
“We’ll work on what we are able to management however as I mentioned to Will, do not say it to the participant. Just transfer on with it.”
While Longmire mentioned the AFL’s stance was apparent 12 months on from its preliminary crackdown, he conceded dissent free kicks have been expensive if the umpire’s preliminary resolution was open to debate.
“The AFL have already come out and made it very, very clear that you may’t say something,” he mentioned.
“If it is proper, if a call’s proper, I perceive it. If it is on the borderline, it is a huge penalty.”
The Swans host Port Adelaide on the SCG this Saturday and might be trying to overcome a poor latest report towards the Power, who’ve gained all the sides’ final six conferences.
Only 9 members of Sydney’s 44-man squad have been on the books in 2016 when the Swans final beat Port Adelaide.
“We have not been constant for 4 quarters towards them. That’s our problem,” Longmire mentioned.
“You have these issues (slumps) towards totally different groups at totally different instances.
“People throw up various things – you’ll be able to’t do that and you may’t do this and you have a report like this – I do not actually spend numerous time in that area.
“You kind of take a look at the issues you’ll be able to management and deal with that.
“With this group, this group now, this week, that is crucial factor.”
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