Elderly NRL fan rips Cameron Munster in handwritten note

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A 92-year-old NRL fan has tord shreds off Melbourne Storm's Cameron Munster in a handwritten letter sent to the club. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
A 92-year-old NRL fan has tord shreds off Melbourne Storm's Cameron Munster in a handwritten letter sent to the club. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Melbourne Storm star Cameron Munster has copped a stern lecture from a 92-year-old fan in handwritten form following his decision to test free agency for the 2024 season.

Munster declined a contract extension from the Storm earlier in the week, preferring to see what he could ftch on the open market at the conclusion of next season.

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The Storm five-eighth knocked back overtures from Dolphins coach Wayen Bennett to join the NRL newcomers for 2023, but reports have since indicated he could join the club from 2024 on a record four-year deal.

In the meantime, Munster will have to lift his game in 92-year-old fan George McCracken has anything to do with it.

In a letter written by the elderly fan, simply addressed to 'Munster', the Storm star was unfavourably likened to Jamie Soward, who the author referred to as 'Milky' due to his attempts to win penalty calls from the referee.

The letter, which helpfully included a return address for Munster to reply to, was shared in Instagram by Storm teammate Christian Welch - who joking said his teammate was 'weak as p*ss' in the caption.

“Once there (was a player) playing for Roosters called Soward who tried for penalties so much he was known as Milky.

“Now you are just the same. You call for penalties every time one of your teams opponents is slow getting off.

“But when your side does the same, you think it‘s okay - well it’s not.

“So, Milky. The ref is not conned by you. Now your ego is as big as an elephant because the press say so. I will tell you now of many five-eighths better.

“(Wally) Lewis, (Brett) Kenny, (Terry) Lamb to mention a few, and none of them strutted like you. In my opinion you‘re not worth one million as the media says. You’re just another player.”

Munster contract saga a sideshow to Storm, Broncos showdown

While Craig Bellamy lauded the professional and personal development of his star Melbourne playmaker, across town Kevin Walters did his best to douse Brisbane's pursuit of him.

Cameron Munster was the hot topic as both NRL coaches prepared for Friday's clash at Suncorp Stadium, a venue were the Storm have incredibly remained unbeaten against the Broncos since 2009.

Bellamy's men have won the last 11 head-to-head battles too, by an average of 22 points.

Walters, who can rubber stamp a finals return for Brisbane with victory, was keen to talk up the significance of the clash as his side eyes a return to finals after two years on the outer.

Chatter circled back to Munster though, who has blitzed it for the Storm at fullback after dominating in the State of Origin arena for Queensland earlier this season in an emphatic response to a turbulent off-season.

Unwilling to accept a contract extension from the Storm, Munster will test the open market and could be wooed north to Brisbane or newcomers the Dolphins for the 2024 season.

Cameron Munster has impressed for the Storm this season, after nearly losing his place at the club over the off-season. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
Cameron Munster has impressed for the Storm this season, after nearly losing his place at the club over the off-season. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)

"Every club would be (interested) I reckon," Walters deflected, insisting the club hadn't met to discuss putting an offer to the 27-year-old.

"There's two or three of those guys in that category (as the best players in the NRL); he's had a great Origin and backed it up in the last couple of weeks.

"As a player and a coach you want to go against these guys and see what kind of plans we can come up with to limit them."

Bellamy hopes to grab a quiet moment with his star man in the next week, saying it had been "probably six weeks" since the pair had last discussed his future.

But the coach is hopeful they can convince Munster to stay, impressed by his response since the off-season white powder drama almost cost him his contract.

With AAP

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