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Bolton snubbed in mark of the spherical vote

Shai Bolton’s spectacular hanger in opposition to Geelong has missed out on the spherical eight AFL mark of the yr nomination, after followers as a substitute voted for a seize from Collingwood’s Brody Mihocek.

Bolton’s sensible first-quarter mark over teammate Tom Lynch and Geelong’s Mark Blicavs within the aim sq. on Friday evening was arguably probably the greatest marks of latest years.

The Richmond gun was nominated for spherical eight, together with Mihocek and North Melbourne’s Cameron Zurhaar.

The weekly mark of the spherical nomination is fan-voted and Collingwood had urged their followers on social media to vote for Mihocek’s seize over North Melbourne’s Ben Cunnington.

“We think about it’s going to be fairly exhausting for Checkers to beat Shai Bolton… Give it your all, Magpie Military,” the Magpies tweeted on Monday.

The transfer proved a hit, with the Magpies’ ahead prevailing with simply over half the fan vote.

“Shoutout to the Magpie Military, you’ve got completed it,” Collingwood tweeted.

The shock voting consequence triggered a storm of debate on social media.

“With all due respect to Brody, this wasn’t mark of the week. I reckon he would even agree with that,” Richmond nice Matthew Richardson tweeted.

Nonetheless, Bolton can nonetheless win the mark of the yr award.

5 marks exterior the 23 fan-voted weekly winners are included within the remaining pool of 23.

From there, the AFL’s sport evaluation committee selects a remaining three marks primarily based on a 5-4-3-2-1 vote.

The general winner from the three votes is then chosen by the identical committee (counted as 10 votes) and by public voting (counted as one vote).

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