'Absolute joke': Australian fans blow up over Super Bowl 'disgrace'

Sam Goodwin
Sports Editor

International fans have taken to social media in anger after Game Pass crashed just moments into Super Bowl LIV.

The NFL’s official streaming platform obviously couldn’t handle the huge amount of interest for the big game, with fans around the world reporting outages all throughout the first half on Monday.

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Although the game was broadcast live and free on Channel 7 in Australia, a lot of Aussie fans bought Game Pass so they didn’t have to watch commercials.

International fans are raging about not being able to watch the Super Bowl. Image: Getty

According to the Game Pass website a subscription for Aussie fans just to watch the Super Bowl is $28.

However it’s a lot more if you paid for an annual subscription early in the season.

Fans from all around the world flocked to social media to express their disbelief.

Aussie punter chasing history

Australian punter Mitch Wishnowsky is set to make history when his San Francisco 49ers face the Kansas City Chiefs.

The 27-year-old former glazier from Perth has the 49ers' punting and kick-off duties at Miami's Hard Rock Stadium.

"It's crazy to think about," said Wishnowsky, looking back at his rise from high school dropout in Perth and his glazing job to playing in the Super Bowl.

His life changed when he was invited to Prokick Australia in Melbourne seven years ago to transform his powerful but raw Aussie rules kicking style into the mechanics of an American football punter.

Impressive stints at California's Santa Barbara City College and the University of Utah led to the 49ers boldly selecting him in the fourth round of last year's NFL Draft.

The San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs observe a moment of silence to honour Kobe Bryant. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Las Vegas bookmakers have the Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs slight favourites in the big game.

The 49ers, with their proud history and past star-studded teams headed by Joe Montana, Jerry Rice and Steve Young, have five Super Bowl victories.

A win against the Chiefs will elevate the 49ers to the top tier with the New England Patriots and Pittsburgh Steelers who have six each.

The Chiefs have just one Super Bowl win and that came 50 years ago.

Wishnowsky will also make Australian sports history with a win.

Only one other Australian, Jesse Williams, has won a Super Bowl ring.

Williams, however, was injured for the entire Seattle Seahawks' 2013-2014 championship-winning season.

with AAP