'Should be ashamed': State of Origin crowd's 'disgraceful' act during Last Post

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Corporal John Byrne (pictured right) plays the bugle during the Remembrance Day Ceremony and the State of Origin teams link-up (pictured right).
Corporal John Byrne (pictured right) plays the bugle during the Remembrance Day Ceremony and ODE ahead of game two of the 2020 State of Origin series as the teams line-up (pictured left). (Getty Images)

The ANZ Stadium crowd has been blasted for ‘disrespecting’ the Last Post in the Remembrance Day ceremony ahead of State of Origin Game II in Sydney.

As the NSW Blues and Queensland Maroons stood arm-in-arm on the field, all those in attendance were asked to observe a minute silence for the women and men who have served and died in the line of duty.

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During the pause in the Last Post, played by Corporal John Byrne, members of the crowd began to make noise and cheer for their team.

Some fans may have been confused after the customary silence after the bugle plays.

This is despite both teams remaining unmoved still observing the minute silence.

Some boos even rang out around the stadium as NSW coach Brad Fittler was shown on the big screen.

The Last Post was completed after the moments silence.

But viewers took to social media to blast the fans in attendance who made noise during the ceremony.

Blues demolish Maroons in Origin Game II

The NSW Blues bounced back and demolished a hapless Queensland Maroons team in the second State of Origin game at ANZ Stadium.

The Maroons experienced a rollercoaster in the opening moments after losing playmaker Cameron Munster to a HIA before a moment of brilliance from Xavier Coates.

In just the 8th minute, the winger appeared to defy gravity and planted the ball in the corner to hand the Maroons a brilliant start.

But the next 60 minutes was all NSW.

Josh Addo-Carr of the Blues celebrates after scoring a try with James Tedesco of the Blues during game two of the 2020 State of Origin series. (Getty Images)
Josh Addo-Carr of the Blues celebrates after scoring a try with James Tedesco of the Blues during game two of the 2020 State of Origin series. (Getty Images)

While the Blues’ relentless pressure appeared to take the oxygen out of the game at 28-4, a brawl brought the crowd back to life.

Payne Haas and Tino Fa’asuamalaeaui got involved in a scuffle, in which a punch was thrown, before both were sent to the bin.

Queensland hit back with a Josh Papalii try, but NSW responded immediately with Addo-Carr scoring his second.

The Blues held on for a comfortable victory 34-10 with the decider headed for Queensland next week.

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