The Dally M Awards were held on Monday night, seeing Raiders fullback Jack Wighton walk away with 26 votes and the Dally M of 2020.
However, all eyes strayed back to Eels captain Clint Gutherson who some believe was ‘robbed’ of the Dally M, coming second with 25 votes.
Favourite Nathan Cleary landed third place with 24 votes, receiving none in the final round against the Rabbitohs to which the fullback scored two try assists and four goals.
None of the top three scored a single vote in their teams final round, with Wighton being rested by the Raiders.
Although, both Cleary and Gutherson were on field with the Parramatta fullback playing an exceptional game.
Taking to twitter, fans were shocked with the votes, saying the Eels fullback “won the game for them”, with one even “mystified” that he didn’t receive a single vote in the Eels tight win.
A NSW fan even weighed up the facts, saying: “Luke Brooks got a point in that round when Gutherson legit had a crucial try assist and try saving tackle in the dying minutes.”
Along with only scoring a point, Brooks failed to receive any try assists and missed three tackles in their loss against Parramatta.
I want a Royal Commission on The Robbery of Clint Gutherson.
— Ron (@ronstradamus1) October 19, 2020
— Ricardo Ascenso (@Ricky_A1) October 19, 2020
He should’ve won the Dally M, he was a superstar for the eels this year
— Marlene Zuvela (@marls68) October 19, 2020
What a season by @ClintGutherson! 🙌🏻