Tina Turner tribute act at NRL Grand Final widely slammed by fans
The NRL’s decision to go with a tribute act for its pre-game Grand Final entertainment has gone down like a lead balloon with fans.
The AFL had American rock band KISS, the NRL had Tina Turner … the musical.
Thirty years after she stole the limelight at the 1993 Grand Final, the NRL turned back time with a tribute act to headline the pre-game entertainment.
But fans watching on couldn’t quite believe what they were witnessing as criticism came in for the league’s decision to have a tribute act as the headline for the pre-game show.
Fans slammed every aspect of the pre-game entertainment from the fake Tina wig to the fact the league couldn’t stump up anything better than a tribute act.
One user wrote: “The AFL had Kiss and the NRL has a Tina Turner tribute band.”
Another added: “That hair (wig?) is absolutely criminal. For a Tina Turner impersonator, they should have done a better job!”
A third wrote: “Is this an NRL grand final or a Tina Turner funeral?””
There are lies, damn lies and then there are ratings.
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