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The AFL’s scoring review system came under fire on Thursday night after a controversial decision cost a team dearly.

Footy fans were unhappy with the score review system on Thursday night after a controversial decision appeared to cost the Brisbane Lions a goal.

At the end of the game, the score review error did not impact the four points as the Lions took the win 16.12 (108) to 9.13 (67).

But that didn’t stop fans losing it during the second-quarter error that could have had dramatic consequences if the contest ended on the wire.

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In a hotly contested first half against the Western Bulldogs, the ball was in the Lions box for an airborne.

When the ball fell, Lions ruckman Oscar McInerney kicked his right leg over it and kicked the ball into the goal.

Surrounded by the hands of Jack Macrae and Josh Schache of the Bulldogs, the referees elected to send the goal upstairs for review.

After watching the footage, the person conducting the review announced that she had deflected off the wrist of a Bulldogs opponent and was called from behind.

Fox Footy’s David King reviewed the footage with viewers and showed he punched Macrae’s wrist before bouncing off McInerney’s leg and then sailing through the big sticks.

“It’s a goal for me,” said David King.

“It rolls his leg over his shin and then he kicks him with his toe after he goes through Macrae’s hands. In fact, he kicks him twice…I think they made a huge mistake here.

“I hope it’s not under a goal, the result.”

King wasn’t the only one left stunned by the review decision, with fans watching equally frustrated by the controversial appeal.

“Hey Arc guy… it’s far from the ‘left wrist’ (of either Bulldog) when McInerney throws it… Controversial!!!!! Arc guy hope Brisbane don’t lose not by 5 or less,” Brenton Speed ​​of Fox Sports wrote.

“You’re hoping the ARC has better angles than what viewers can see,” wrote AAP’s Oliver Caffrey.

“How can they have someone in the ARC who can see that but can’t have someone who could have seen the foot almost brush the head of a Dion Prestia KO?” Journalist James Mottershead wrote.

The AFL will breathe a sigh of relief with the Lions putting their foot down and retiring in the third quarter behind Charlie Cameron’s stellar play. Before recording the victory of 41 points.

Cameron scored two power goals in the space of five minutes before setting up Joe Daniher for a late quarter goal as the Lions went six to two.

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