Cameron Munster faces the axe from State of Origin II after it was revealed he was wearing light blue underwear during the 50 – 6 loss to NSW in game 1.
Coach Paul Green has two weeks to decide whether to drop the star playmaker, who chose to wear undies that were exactly the same colour as the NSW jerseys during the game in Townsville. TV cameras exposed the treacherous act when Munster was caught in a scuffle with opposition player Liam Martin and his maroon shorts slid down. During the scuffle, Munster is also alleged to have kicked out at Martin while he was on the ground. A striking charge could see Munster forced out of game 2 in Brisbane, but it is the wardrobe choice which has Queenslanders more concerned.
“No wonder we lost. Munster wore blue undies,” commented an enraged Qld fan on social media.
“Is he colour blind?”
Green was also incensed at the actions of the player who guided the understrength Qld team to victory in the 2020 series.
“Cameron should know better,” Green stated.
“He should never have worn light blue undies in an Origin game, it’s unforgivable.”
Green would not be drawn on whether he would leave Munster out of game 2.
“Look, it’s hard to say. He made a massive error which probably cursed the team and cost us the game, but we have to be realistic. We’ve got a lot of injuries. Ponga is still injured. Grant is missing match fitness. Fifita didn’t perform and every player performed pretty poorly, so it’s hard to drop a player with so much talent. We’ll have to wait and see.”
Instead of dropping Munster, Qld staff proposed another solution.
“We need to dress the players before the game.”
“We’ve got a million assistant coaches and ex-players just hanging around the dressing room every game, so we might as well put them to work. We’ll match one ex-player with every current player and help them get dressed before the game. They can even pack their bags for the boys at the hotel, make sure they bring their mouthguard and boots and stuff like that – and tie the players’ shoelaces.”
Munster was asked for comment, but instead he kicked out at the reporter and stormed off to the changeroom.