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.
Wow... that (lack of) moment of silence in the last post was... not good... 😬 #stateoforigin
— Mark Gottlieb (@MarkGottlieb) November 11, 2020
one of the most poorly observed minutes of silence i can remember #origin
— Vince Rugari (@VinceRugari) November 11, 2020
And a good evening to absolutely everyone except the jerks who couldn’t shut up for even a minute #stateoforigin
— Steve Smith (@stevesmithffx) November 11, 2020
— Heather Dearing (@d27_heather) November 11, 2020
Anyone else irritated by the morons attending the State of Origin game 2 who clearly have NO idea that there’s supposed to be silence after the bugle plays on Remembrance Day?
— Lee (@GreenPea123) November 11, 2020
Is it honestly that hard for the mindless rugba leeg crowds to be silent during the minutes silence? Incredible disrespect. #StateOfOrigin
— Corey (@SmithCorey15) November 11, 2020
Perhaps at half time , the Commentary team can express their disgust at the disrespectful and disgusting behaviour of the morons in the crowd during the Last Post Service
— Lucille Borger (@CigkuLucille) November 11, 2020
— Damian Currie (@dcuzza13) November 11, 2020
— Tarantosaurus | (@Tarantosaurus) November 11, 2020
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.
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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