Geelong captain Joel Selwood unleashed on an umpire during the Cats' horrid preliminary final outing, screaming "he f--king dived, he f--king dived" after being penalised for an off-the-ball push.
Selwood shoved Melbourne's Ed Langdon during the third term and the Demon hit the ground, leading to Bayley Fritsch receiving a 50-metre penalty and slotting the goal as the minor premiers charged to an 83-point win.
A host of Melbourne players, including captain Max Gawn and star midfielder Christian Salem, began heckling Selwood as soon as he pushed Langdon – and their jeers ramped up when the 50-metre penalty was awarded.
"He dived! He dived!" Selwood yelled at the umpire.
"No, he didn't," the umpire hit back.
"He f--king did!" Selwood said.
"He f--king dived! He f--king dived!"
Seven commentator Jason Bennett said: "So the skipper (is) hot under the collar, margin out to 40 points as Bayley Fritsch kicks his first."
Former Brisbane coach Justin Leppitsch disagreed with the 50-metre ruling.
"I'm not sure about the 50 metres down the field," Leppitsch said.
"A little bit of play-acting there ... so a bit stiff there (on) Selwood," Leppitsch said.
North Melbourne and Adelaide great Wayne Carey added: "It's not 50 metres."
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Title: Fuming Selwood rips ump over polarising 50m free
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Published Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 12:38:43 +0000