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‘Awful’ umpires cop footy fans’ wrath

A fierce contest to open the 2020 AFL finals series is underway in Adelaide, but fans watching on from home and in the stands have been left seeing red.As the two sides smashed into each and every contest, it was the constant blowing of whistles that got under the skin of every fan.Watch the 2020…

A fierce contest to open the 2020 AFL finals series is underway in Adelaide, but fans watching on from home and in the stands have been left seeing red.

As the two sides smashed into each and every contest, it was the constant blowing of whistles that got under the skin of every fan.

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At halftime a total of 19 free kicks had been played with many being extremely borderline, if they were even there at all.

Geelong coach Chris Scott echoed the feelings of fans across the country as cameras picked him up delivering a spray to the umpires at halftime.

The ABC’s Richard Hinds summed it up perfectly when he tweeted: “The “if you know who’s umpiring, he’s probably doing a bad job” rule in full effect tonight.”

Notorious whistleblower Ray Chamberlain became the main target for the vitriol from fans after injecting himself into the contest on multiple occasions.

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The Power fans in the stands were in full effect with loud boos raining down on the umpires after several questionable free kicks were dolled out.

But it wasn’t just though in attendance who were losing their minds with the footy community upset with the men in yellow becoming a factor in the contest.

Despite the fans’ outrage over the umpires impact, the clash between the two sides has been exactly what you’d expect out of a finals contest.

A tug of war has unfolded from the opening bounce with the Power heading into the main breaking holding a 4.2 (26) to 3.7 (25) lead thanks to an after the siren goal from Brad Ebert.

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