7 October 2019

How the world reacted to the moment that changed the NRL grand final

| Lachlan Roberts
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This moment sent Twitter into meltdown. Photo: Screen grab (Nine).

It was the moment that left many puzzled. Players turned to Ben Cummins for an explanation, but there was none forthcoming.

Mere seconds after signalling six again, the referees changed their mind and the ball was handed to the Roosters. The Roosters scored off the next set with fullback James Tedesco diving underneath the posts.

It left rugby league legend Johnathan Thurston “dumbfounded”. It left every Green Machine fan around the globe heartbroken.

Social media erupted as journalists, athletes, celebrities and fans expressed their anger and disbelief. Here is a sample of how the world reacted to the controversy:

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