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Rainbow flags and same-sex marriage signs banned by NRL

  • The NRL will not allow fans to bring in rainbow flags or SSM-related signs
  • Bags will be checked and signs removed ahead of Sunday night’s grand final
  • The moves come as an ad against same-sex marriage will be screened 

The NRL has scrapped political messages being displayed in the crowd at the game’s showcase event, with rainbow flags and ‘yes’ or ‘no’ signs being barred from the grand final.

Sunday night’s clash between the favoured Melbourne Storm and the underdog North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney will be free of any messages related to the ongoing same-sex marriage postal survey.

Anything which may ‘upset other patrons’ will not be allowed in the stadium, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The NRL has scrapped political messages being displayed in the crowd at the game’s showcase event

Sunday night¿s clash between the favoured Melbourne Storm and the underdog North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney will be free of any messages related to the ongoing same-sex marriage postal survey

Sunday night’s clash between the favoured Melbourne Storm and the underdog North Queensland Cowboys at ANZ Stadium in Sydney will be free of any messages related to the ongoing same-sex marriage postal survey

The official policy from ANZ Stadium says any unauthorised political images or logos will cause punters to be refused entry into the venue.

Security will be making compulsory bag checks at the stadium.

Meanwhile sport and politics continue to mix, as an ad supporting the marriage status quo will run during Sunday night’s game despite being banned from being broadcast during the AFL grand final.

The advertisement was not run during Richmond’s victory over Adelaide on Saturday as it was too rude, according to Sky News.

The official policy from ANZ Stadium says any unauthorised political images or logos will cause punters to be refused entry into the venue

The official policy from ANZ Stadium says any unauthorised political images or logos will cause punters to be refused entry into the venue

The ad features abusive messages the Coalition for Marriage says it has received since the plebiscite began.

The statements include comments such as ‘I genuinely hope someone kicks your teeth in’, ‘homophobic maggots’ and ‘homophobic bigot’.

It was banned because of the earlier ball-up time of the AFL grand final, while the NRL decider is scheduled to kick off at 8.30pm.

The ad is allowed to go to air after 7.30pm.

 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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