"It's killing the sport": Fans turn on Karl Stefanovic's Origin reporting
His pronunciation of Queenslands players left fans angered, as he butchered several of their names.
Many said that he should have known how to pronounce each name properly before going to air instead of making multiple errors and attempting to do it off the cuff.
He tripped over the names of Felise Kaufusi, Tino Faasuamaleaui, Jai Arrow and Moeaki Fotuaika.View this post on Instagram
It’s combinations like this that are the reason we do what we do. You couldn’t pay for this if you wanted to. It’s state vs state. Its mate vs mate. Long live free to air television. @karlstefanovic_ @philgould69 - #imaginethechatintheads #stateoforigin #gusandkarl #channel9
Daily Telegraph sports editor James Silver was one of many to take Stefanovic to task on Twitter.
“Question from someone who never watches brekkie TV: Is Karl Stefanovic usually this bad or is it just an Origin thing?” he wrote.
Others agreed with him, saying he shouldn't be allowed to cover games again.
"Karl Stefanovic should never be allowed to cover another rugba leeg game ever again, more names wrong than right," one person complained on Twitter.
"Did Karl prnounce half the QLD origin team incorrectly? Embarrassing," a fan said on Twitter.
"Serious question: Do boomers even enjoy Nine's coverage of the NRL? This s*** is so cringe it's killing the sport," one passionate fan complained.
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