That is nice of Ladbrokes..an online betting agency.
Refunding punters who backed the Raiders on Friday night
And also willing to pay Ricky Stuarts fine that may occur.
The referees boss has apologised & said two decision where wrong
The Touchy has also been stood down.
NRL referees boss Bernie Sutton has confirmed Canberra received two incorrect calls by officials, which all but ended the club’s finals hopes and potentially robbed them of about $200,000 in September earnings.
Sutton called Stuart to inform him Cronulla winger Sione Katoa should never have been awarded a try after a touch judge raised his flag to signal a knock-on on Friday night. Canberra players stood around waiting to pack a scrum when they saw the flag raised, only for Katoa to play on and stroll across the try line untouched.
Canberra were then denied a try to Brad Abbey after officials ruled a forward pass, which also proved to be the wrong call, Sutton admitted yesterday.
Fairfax Media can reveal it was not the first time Sutton contacted Stuart this season to admit referees had made incorrect decisions that ultimately cost the Raiders two competition points. Similar conversations are understood to have taken place in the early rounds.
The fallout from Cronulla’s 28-24 win also prompted sports betting company Ladbrokes to take the extraordinary step of refunding punters who had backed the Raiders in head-to-head markets as a show of good faith.
‘‘Our clients are pretty disenchanted with the bunker, and we didn’t think it was fair people who backed Canberra lost,’’ Ladbrokes chief executive Jason Scott said.
Ladbrokes was also prepared to pay any fine Stuart may have incurred when he questioned the contentious calls after the match, spoke about fans deserting the game, the relevance of the bunker and why referees had too many people in their ear.