He said he gave up, thats slagging him.
I don't think it is in a footy context. He definitely gave up a couple of times, I remember the forward pocket one happening live and saying Treloar has snatched it, didn't bother to chase at all. He wasn't tired or injured because the play rolled on and he dashes back into the picture when the ball doesn't exit as quickly as he anticipated. In that effort, he gave up.