What would happen if a player shook the post in Round 10?

SEN - Wed, 22nd May 2019 - 0 Comments

AFL umpire Ray Chamberlain has revealed what would happen if a player climbed the goal post this round after the controversy surrounding Dane Rampe in Round 8.

Rampe climbed the post at the end of the Essendon game, with the umpire deciding not to pay a free kick and instead instruct the Swans defender to climb down.

A free kick being paid on the goal line would have changed the result and ultimately given the Bombers the win.

Chamberlain has explained what would happen if a player did that in Round 10.

“We’ve got clear instruction. If you see a player climbing the post and they’re not shaking the bejeepers out of it, similar to what we’ve seen with Rampe, you’d instruct that player to get off the post,” he told SEN’s Whateley.

“If they fail to follow that instruction, you’d pay a free kick on the goal line.

“And then I’m certain footy operations would have another meeting.”

However, he admits he watched the moment live with three other AFL umpires and has no idea what he would have done.

“So obviously the game’s finished, your phone’s lighting up, Twitter has blown up, we’re all talking about it,” he said.

“So I’ve said boys, seriously, unless you were standing there at that given moment, I haven’t got a reference point.

“Unless I was there in the moment, what would I have done? If I’m honest, I don’t know. That is flat out truth.”