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Fuming Selwood is a slacker over the polarizing 50m for free

Geelong captain Joel Selwood unleashed on an umpire during the Cats' horrid preliminary final outing, screaming he f--king dived, he f--king dived..

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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.


Joel Selwood

"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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By: wwos
Title: Fuming Selwood rips ump over polarising 50m free
Sourced From: wwos.nine.com.au/afl/news-2021-melbourne-geelong-joel-selwood-umpire-confontration/50d9a119-6aa3-4cd4-9c27-571f61871241
Published Date: Fri, 10 Sep 2021 12:38:43 +0000

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