Peter Carey (umpire)

Peter Carey is a former Australian rules football umpire in the Australian Football League.

In 1992, Carey won the All Australian Umpire award for that year.

Carey is perhaps most famous for the mark that he took whilst umpiring his 299th AFL match between Fremantle and St. Kilda at Subiaco Oval in 1999.

Fremantle's Adrian Fletcher kicked the ball from the wing towards the centre of the oval in the direction of Carey. Rather than move out of the way, Carey proceeded to take the mark on his chest, as if he were the intended recipient of the kick. He immediately stopped the game and called for a ball-up.

Tremendous backlash followed this unheard-of act, with the AFL summoning Carey for a "please explain". Nevertheless, it is seen as one of those quirky, humorous things that sometimes happens at AFL matches, and is fondly remembered by fans.

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