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AFL slammed for double standards in high tackle rule, Jack Ginnivan ‘umpired differently’

The AFL has been urged to crack down on a loophole in a rule after being accused of umpiring one player differently and causing confusion.

The AFL is being urged to clarify the high tackle rule after being accused of making a total mess of its interpretation and umpiring one player differently to the rest.

Collingwood youngster Jack Ginnivan has sparked debate as players look to adopt his free kick tactic dubbed the “Ginnivan rule”, by dropping their height in tackles to win free kicks.

And the strategy seems to be working, with the high tackle count up 25 per cent this season.

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After successfully exploiting the rule this season, Ginnivan appeared to be unfairly denied several high tackle free kicks in Collingwood’s win over Adelaide on Saturday.

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