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‘WTF is this’: Total mayhem in Brisbane

The first half of the AFL Grand Final had everything — injuries galore, concussions, classy goals and streakers.

During a season of crowd restrictions because of the COVID-19 pandemic, pitch invaders haven’t exactly been too common in 2020.

But a couple of idiots decided to grace the Gabba turf even though they weren’t invited, being chased and pinned down by security before being escorted off the ground.

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Social media was quick to condemn the act, with Channel 7 presenter and former Commonwealth Games swimmer Johanna Griggs leading the charge.

“What morons,” she tweeted as the two pitch invaders were taken down.

The pair were quick to brag about the stunt as social media comedy duo Marty and Michael, joining the infamous ranks of streakers Kinsey Wolanski, who invaded the Champions League and World Series flasher Julia Rose.

The game continued until the duo got within 50m of the ball.

The Gabba had taking the game away from the MCG for the first non-Victorian Grand Final in history, and traditionalists were upset by the move to a night time decider — so there was already a lot to digest in the most bizarre season of all time.

When you added pitch invaders to the mix, punters couldn’t believe the wild show Brisbane was putting on.

News reporter James Mottershead tweeted: “WTF even is this?”, while Triple J’s Hack reporter Jo Lauder wrote: “Total mayhem having the #AFLGF in Brissie. Very 2020.”

Hawthorn youngster Oliver Hanrahan was equally perplexed. “What is happening … this is the most bizarre grand final. Streakers and everything,” he said.

Channel 10 journalist Candice Wyatt added: “PITCH INVADERS! This game has everything … bad entertainment … bad injuries … bad crowd behaviour. Brisbane you are WILD!”

10 presenter Veronica Eggleton joked: “Streakers that aren’t even naked. We’re better than that Qld.”

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