An Unacceptable Response

Have you taken a few breaths? Have you come to terms with the last-minute non-call that saw the Bombers escape Adelaide Oval with a hard-fought win over the Crows?

Or are you still fuming that what appeared to be a textbook holding the ball free kick was allowed to pass just because the game was on the line in the dying seconds?

I understand your frustration. I really do.

I was frustrated, as well, but for a very different reason. Insert your own joke here.

When I head to bed at night, it is not usually with thoughts of a footy player in my mind. As a matter of fact, there are times when I have virtually nothing going upstairs. However, on Friday evening, I dabbled in some social media chatter about the last quarter and felt the anger and emotion of the Adelaide supporters as they vented on one platform or another.

But as poor as that decision was, there were other instances that were just as costly to the Crows – decisions, and subsequent actions that have to be owned by those who committed them.

Or on these occasions, failed to commit to them.

I wonder what thoughts were swimming through the head of Josh Rachele as he finally had his head hit the pillow? They can’t have been good ones. He had questions asked of him in this game.

His answers were unacceptable.


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