NRL fans have taken to social media to express their fury at the NRL posting the Dally M winners online before they were aired on television.
Every year the Dally M Medal recognises the NRL’s best player, as well as handing out a host of other awards and giving rugby league’s elite a chance to dress up and strut their stuff.
However, fans tuning into the ‘live’ Foxtel broadcast were angered after learning the captain and coach of the year winners were announced on the NRL Twitter account 20 minutes before they made it to the screen.
@NRL since you're telling us who's winning all the major awards before they happen, can you tell me the score and the Clive Churchill medalist for this Sunday ? I won't tell anyone else
— Mo (@MJEagle23) October 2, 2019
— Evaaan (@EvaaanMan) October 2, 2019
The social media department at the @NRL wanted an early night 🛌 😂
— Gaz (@GaZZaRibbon) October 2, 2019
How good is the NRL social media announcing dally m awards before it is even announced at the ceremony. Spoiler alert? https://t.co/ftI0n25jVP
— John Vizzone (@JVizzone) October 2, 2019
Spoiler alert! Why are you ruining the “live” coverage??
— Andrew Potter (@andrewpotter74) October 2, 2019
— dean 🐰 (@deandavidgray) October 2, 2019
Spoiler alert 🤦🏻♀️
— C A R L E Y (@carleycarleyb) October 2, 2019
The NRL realised their mistake and swiftly deleted the tweets, before re-sharing the winners to match the broadcast’s announcements.
“We know, you tweeted this 20min ago,” one person said in response to NRL’s tweet on Cameron Smith winning ‘Captain of the Year’..
Another added, “Now you can put it up!”