Collingwood’s Tom Mitchell roasted over embarrassing Christian Petracca act
No person was shopping for what Tom Mitchell was promoting.
The Collingwood star dropped like a bag of spuds throughout an incident within the first quarter mayhem of the Magpies’ qualifying last win over Melbourne on the MCG on Thursday evening.
Collingwood are into the preliminary last after surviving a last quarter onslaught to say an exhilarating 9.6 (60) to 7.11 (53) win over Melbourne in entrance of greater than 92,000 followers.
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Mitchell’s dive has been considerably neglected within the wash up of the fiery contest — and the Brownlow medallist will hope it stays that approach.
After Christian Petracca awkwardly snapped a shot at objective that wobbled via for a degree, Mitchell appeared to say one thing that triggered the Demons star.
Petracca marched on Mitchell and gave him a shove to the chest, however Mitchell then fell to the bottom along with his arms flailing.
With the umpires ignoring Mitchell’s plea for a free kick, Petracca roared at Mitchell as he tried to get to his ft with the embarrassment of getting the umpires dismiss the incident as a flop.
“He didn’t actually do a lot to Mitchell in any respect,” Brian Taylor mentioned in commentary on Channel 7.
“Mitchell voluntarily sat on the bottom, I might describe it as. Good umpiring. Nothing greater than a whistle.”
It was a minor flashpoint in comparison with the remainder of the drama early within the contest.
Melbourne’s Angus Brayshaw was left knocked out after a smother from Brayden Maynard went mistaken.
Brayshaw was stretchered off the sphere and Demons coach Simon Goodwin confirmed Brayshaw will miss a number of matches because of the contact.
The overall consensus was instantly that Maynard was simply attempting to brace himself when he made contact after leaping to make a smother whereas Brayshaw nonetheless had the ball in his palms, however will probably be as much as the Match Evaluate Officer with a choice that might effectively finish Maynard’s season.
As for Maynard’s views on the hit, he mentioned it was an unlucky incident.
“I don’t wish to say an excessive amount of, but it surely’s a footy act,” he mentioned on Channel 7.
“I got here ahead, I jumped to smother the ball and sadly I simply received him on the way in which down. So I don’t know.
“We’ll have to attend and see what occurs. However it’s all love. I completely love that man to bits. So yeah, it’s shattering what occurred.”
The AFL commentators had been divided over the incident and whether or not Maynard had a case to reply.
Geelong famous person Patrick Dangerfield mentioned there was nothing Maynard may have finished.
“Maynard performs on the sting however for my part, there’s nothing on this as a result of there’s an obligation of care to your self to guard your self as you come to land,” he mentioned on Channel 7. “There’s nothing on this for me.
“Sadly on this recreation, there’s contact that happens. He can’t shield himself in that place both (Maynard).
“He’s on the mercy of the oncoming participant.”
Matthew Richardson added: “He’s jumped within the air to smother, he then can not keep away from contact. What else can he do?”
For the Demons, it’s a tricky street forward who will play the winner of Carlton and Sydney, for the prospect to play the winner of Brisbane and Port Adelaide if they’re to make the grand last.