I was at the game and am a Hawks fan and even I think Sobey's ejection was ridiculous. Correct under the rules, as they are, but ridiculous. He did remonstrate about something (after ADL just had a call go their way?!) and he may have crossed the line in his language and that was his 2nd T, after the flop call earlier. So, under the rules, the ejection is correct.
But the rule that two Ts is an automatic ejection is ridiculous. IIRC, refs used to have the discretion to eject a player on a 2nd T. That was usually exercised if the player acted like a pork chop and got T'd then either continued or repeated the behaviour. Not for innocuous things like delay of game or flopping.
Which brings me to the flop rule. The NBL brought this in simply because refs cocked up and kept rewarding flops with charge calls. So, they rewarded players in flopping. I'm sure that there's many people here who could name noted floppers. And we wondered why players flopped?
So, the NBL decided to get tough. But the refs continue to cock up by by being so eager to call flops even when a player has taken a decent hit or whose momentum might have caused the loss of balance.
Then, there's the other "issue" for the NBL: USFs, which featured in last night's game. Mitch Norton was called for one for pushing Drmic off him. After it seemed like Drmic had crashed over the top of Norton and landed on him. I couldn't see what Norton did but I saw on a video clip on my phone this morning showing him pushing Drmic off him.
However, a trusted source, who was closer to the incident than I was, told me that there were accusations that Norton kicked Drmic. (I didn't see this but will stand corrected if the video shows it).
On the assumption that there was NO kick, if Beker made the USF call on the grounds of a kick and he didn't and couldn't have seen, then Beker should be stood down immediately and sent away for re-education.
At the end of the game, I saw Nico (one of the ref supervisors) heading toward the ref room and either he had his "game face" on or he had the look of someone who wasn't happy at what he had seen.