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Wade McKinnon:on report for spitting on the ref

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by missing_something, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

    +0 /0
    I just don’t understand that,

    I mean if you want to throw you career away why not just head butt the Referee (not that I think he should of or that any one should ever do that).

    In my mind at least spitting on someone is pointless and one of the dirtiest and cowardly things one could do.

    More bad publicity for the NRL - they can't catch a break at the moment.
  2. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Life, no question about it.

    Dunley should have copped a long suspension when he did it a few years ago, but spitting on a ref is not negotiable.
  3. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    Bad luck if they make semis - unless he can come up with the Dunley defence he is history for this year.
  4. Chip and Chase

    Chip and Chase True Supporter Staff Member Administrator Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +8,600 /80
    It was for spitting in the direction of the touchie, not the ref. Don't think it hit him though.

    McKinnon is an ex-Eel, so was Dunley for that matter. Interesting coincidence......
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    +0 /0
    Maybe the touchie looked like Dennis fitzgerald?
  6. Kiwi Eagle

    Kiwi Eagle Moderator Staff Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +3,886 /65
    Will be very hard to prove either way i think

    They will contest it and he will get off imo

    What was up with the ref though, 2mins earlier McKinnon received a warning for mouthing off, that next time he will be sitting down. Surely this incident should have seen the threat followed through with
  7. Matabele

    Matabele Well-Known Member

    +516 /14
    Not the first time McKinnon has had an interesting run in with a referee.
  8. Canteen Worker

    Canteen Worker Well-Known Member

    +215 /5
    If the touchie makes a report the judiciary will have to take his word, especially if the video does not capture the incident. Otherwise the officials will be pretty angry that they are not being backed up in disputes with the players.
  9. Fro

    Fro Well-Known Member

    +301 /0
    Sadly CW the officials word is NOT enough any more.
  10. nodd

    nodd Well-Known Member

    +105 /5
    Didn't actually see any spitting but wasn't watching closely.

    If the tochy saw the spitting how did he miss the 4 metre forward pass?

    No excuses for spitting, but why do we bother with touch judges anyway? They are a waste of space, can't see **** and are not game to make a decision because of the video ref.

    Again McKinnon should not spit at anyone(if he did) but that touchie deserves some sort of sereve for another shocking call.
  11. DSM5

    DSM5 Well-Known Member

    +516 /0
    I agree Nodd, the touch judges continue to let obvious foward passes through.  Especially in try scoring movements (there were two in the Storms game with us) .  It's frustrating for fans when blatant ones are not pulled up, it must be more so for players.  I can't see why changes can't be made to put forward passes under the scrutiny of video refs in the try scoring sequence. 
  12. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,757 /88
    Camera angles sometimes lie, however it can be viewed against the ground markings at some pints on the field

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