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AFL CEO says score review errors are unacceptable


AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan says the errors made when using the score review system are unacceptable.

“It p----s me off when there’s mistakes,” McLachlan said on SEN's Whateley.

“To have score review mistakes is unacceptable.”


Despite the recent errors made, McLachlan believes the score review “100 percent” does enough good to outweigh the bad.

“I think it’s a ridiculous notion to get rid of it,” he said.

After an incorrect review overturned the on-field decision to award Essendon’s Jake Stringer a goal against Brisbane on Sunday, the review system has faced heavy scrutiny.

But McLachlan says “a fair discussion” is whether the system should no longer be used to determine if a ball brushes the fingers off the boot.

“It’s not ‘scrap the whole thing’,” he said.

“It’s ‘do we actually finesse it a bit or tone it down and stop trying to solve stuff which is too hard to do, like a touch from 50 metres, so we’ll limit its purview?’

“If you did that, then that’s a fair conversation. Getting rid of it is not.”

Listen to Gillon McLachlan's chat with Gerard Whateley on SEN's Whateley in the player below

Gillon McLachlan Whateley

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