Fair call

Whitsunday Times - - YOUR SAY -

I WENT to Proser­pine on Satur­day af­ter­noon to watch, what I thought would be a good game of foot­ball be­tween Whit­sun­day Brah­mans and Souths Mackay.

The qual­ity of the foot­ball was prob­a­bly even bet­ter than what I ex­pected.

But the same could not be said for the ref­er­ee­ing of the A Grade game.

Now I know we are taught not to ques­tion refs and to be grace­ful in de­feat, but we’re also taught to be fair.

If it was in­com­pe­tence, the bad calls would be shared by both sides, but when only one side gets them all, then I think in­tegrity comes in to the equa­tion.

I can re­mem­ber Gor­den Tal­lis ques­tion­ing Bill Har­ri­gan’s in­tegrity in a State of Ori­gin game and end­ing up get­ting sent off for call­ing him a cheat.

Maybe my view is not shared by ev­ery­one, but when Souths sup­port­ers say it was em­bar­rass­ing and that they felt sorry for the Whit­sun­day play­ers, I think some ques­tions need to be asked and hope­fully some an­swers pro­vided.

— Gary Cor­bett


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