JUST IN: AFL admit score review error after Walters goal controversy
The AFL has admitted Michael Walters’ goal against Collingwood on Saturday should have been ruled out.
Despite broadcast vision showing Chris Mayne has touched the ball off Walters’ boot, the score review gave it the all clear during Fremantle’s upset four-point win over the Pies.
In a statement released on Sunday, the league conceded “technical reasons” were to blame for the crucial camera angle not being available for the score review.
“The subsequent vision shown by the broadcaster was unavailable to the score review officer at the time of review,” the statement read.
“The AFL acknowledges that based on the additional broadcast vision the ball was touched by Collingwood player Chris Mayne.
“The AFL will continue to improve the score review process to ensure that all vision captured by the broadcaster is available to score review officers at the time of the review.”