This is because they don’t listen to the supporters, they listen to the loud voices in the media, and act on what they say, because they believe that the likes of Whateley speak for the people, they don’t.I would say it's because they want to speed the ball up around the ground.
Give the team with the ball every opportunity to move it on.
As if the game isn't already a hot potato mess.
It won't be long before the ball will be knocked on from one end to the other for a goal.
The AFL always tell us that they listen to the supporters and followers and are only too happy to acknowledge it when they see fit but every year we say LEAVE THE *smile* GAME ALONE!!! but no... Another senseless rule gets added just to confuse us even more. Even the umpires get confused.
All I can say is, FMD!