“We’ve dealt with serious s**t before”: Russell Crowe sends encouraging message to Aussies amid coronavirus crisis
Russell Crowe has sent an encouraging message to his fellow Australians amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The 55-year-old posted a series of bushfire-themed photos to Instagram, reminding Aussies of all the obstacles they have faced in recent months.
“Australia, just a reminder, we’ve dealt with serious s**t before, and we will deal with what confronts us now. Together (minimum 1.5 metres apart),” he captioned the post.
The first photo was a snap of a eucalyptus tree with fire embers burning through it.
He referenced social distancing when he spoke about staying “1.5 metres apart”, which can help reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Russell also co-owns the South Sydney Rabbitohs NRL team, but the season could be shut down due to COVID-19.
The NSWRL and QRL have already suspended their seasons, which isn’t reassuring for the NRL.
“If we are going to continue our season, some revolutionary thought is going to be required,” Russell told the Daily Telegraph.
“Based on the information that this particular strain seems to be less potent in warmer climates, (the idea should be) to move all teams and coaching squads to northern regional centres.
“The big cost to the game is not going to be lack of crowds in urban stadiums. The big cost, financially and culturally, is if the game is forced to halt and broadcast revenue dries up.”
Due to the coronavirus, NRL games are currently being played without crowds as the government has banned gatherings of 500 people or more.
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