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Brisbane Lions def Western Bulldogs, Eric Hipwood pushes player into umpire, video, suspension, fine, rules

North Melbourne champion David King has called on AFL to take control of AFL’s “careless refereeing relationship” following Thursday night’s incident.

With a field referee near the end of the third quarter, Hipwood was seen pushing his opponent straight to the referee, causing both of them to fall.

According to Herald Sun reporter John Ralph, after the game, Hipwood could be fined up to $ 1,000 for negligent jurisdiction because the law involves “pushing an opponent to a judge or their straight path.”

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After the event, the king said he should be punished more for future events.

“We are trying to protect the referees, we are trying to take care of them in every aspect of the game and then pushing the player directly to the referee is a $ 1,000 fine,” he said.

“We have to change right away. Okay, he (hipwood) gets that guy’s luxury, but that has to change right away.”

Jason Dunstal agrees, “If you just sit there and say we’re going to start for at least a week and I have no problem with how bad the relationship is.

“If you try to stop a particular action, you have to be punished. Anything you try to do illegally in the game should not be punished.

The Lions defeated the dogs by 41 points.

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