Anger after State of Origin interrupts streaking

The Blues and Maroons are now facing a hefty fine and potential lifetime ban from ANZ Stadium after rudely interrupting a streaker to play the deciding match of this year’s State of Origin.

The Blues and Maroons are now facing a hefty fine and potential lifetime ban from ANZ Stadium after rudely interrupting a streaker to play the deciding match of this year’s State of Origin.

Sydney stadium-goers remain angry today after a game of rugby league between the New South Wales Blues and the Queensland Maroons suddenly interrupted the streaking of a man who they had turned up to watch.

The streaker, 33-year-old New Zealander Wati Holmwood, had successfully sold out the 84,000-seat ANZ Stadium for his performance, and was running naked back and forth across the field when he suddenly found himself in the middle of the decider of rugby league series State of Origin.

Fans were angry that the game was allowed to get on the field, and were concerned that it might have affected the outcome of the streaking.

“Look, I’m furious,” said 48-year-old father-of-two Martin Barnes. “I paid hundreds of dollars so I could come out here with my boys, sit back, relax, and watch that beautiful specimen jiggle himself all over the field. Then, all of a sudden, there’s a game of league going on down there and you can’t see a bloody thing.”

The crowd booed as stadium security forcibly removed Holmwood from the field, mistakenly believing that he was attempting to interrupt the State of Origin.

Queensland coach Mal Meninga appeared on several television and radio broadcasts today to apologise for his team’s actions.

“I just want to say to the people of Australia, and particularly those fans who turned up in Sydney, that we’re really, really sorry,” he said. “It all happened so quickly. I don’t really know what was going through our heads, and you know, I just ask you to forgive us. We were just trying to have a game and make things interesting, but we stuffed it up, and a lot of people hate us now. We understand that.”

ANZ Stadium has since apologised for its mistake in removing Holmwood from its premises, and says it will be taking greater security measures to prevent rugby league matches from getting access to the field.