AFL Football Operations Manager Mark Evans Gets Extra Powers To Refer Matters To Tribunal
The Australian Football League on Sunday said that AFL Football Operations Manager Mark Evans "would now have the power to overrule match review panel decisions and send incidents directly to the tribunal," according to Scott Gullan of the HERALD SUN. The reform "is designed for MRP points calculations that are seen to be unreasonable or defy common sense." Evans said, "On some occasions it might be more appropriate for the tribunal to hear all of the evidence, including the player’s account. The match review panel has the ability to directly refer to the tribunal if they wish and this amendment clarifies that the power is also available to the GM of football" (HERALD SUN, 2/24).