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These 21 free kicks prove ‘footy’s most frustrating rule’ can — and must — be fixed – Fox Sports

These 21 free kicks prove ‘footy’s most frustrating rule’ can — and must — be fixed

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Two leading AFL coaches believe the 21 holding-the-ball free kicks paid in Melbournes Round 9 win over Carlton show exactly how the controversial rule should be umpired.
On a weekend that begun with furore over the rules implementation in Geelongs win over St Kilda – including Saints coach Brett Rattens swipe at the umpires – its extremes were on show in the Demons triumph.
Three games had five or fewer holding-the-ball frees paid – Cats vs Saints, Gold Coast vs Brisbane and Essendon vs Fremantle…

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