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The Lethal Injection: Why are umpires held to a higher standard than players?

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THE LETHAL INJECTION

Leigh Matthews has queried why umpires’ mistakes are highlighted more than players’.

Umpiring was a hot topic after the season opener, with several 50m penalties being paid for encroachment into the protected zone.

But Lethal said not a word was written in the newspapers about one of Joe Daniher’s miskicks on Friday night.

“He almost missed the footy!” Lethal said.

“The umpires made two or three mistakes, and there was about three pages of copy.

“I hope the umpires don’t get gun-shy.”

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Photo: Julian Smith / AAP

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