Who won the 2017 Australian National Rugby League (NRL) grand final? Equal love did!
Never has the game received such controversy over a halftime performance, nor have so many homosexuals tuned in to watch the NRL than today.
— NRL (@NRL) October 1, 2017
To a screaming crowd at ANZ Stadium, Macklemore finished Same Love with a simple message before moving onto his next song.
‘Equality for all,’ he said.
The NRL also put up its own sign which read ‘we stand for equality’.
Macklemore announced that he would donate, to the ‘Yes’ vote campaign, money earnt from the recent sales of Same Love from iTunes Australia after it returned to number 1 on the charts five years after it was first there.
Channel Nine, which the NRL grand final aired, did not come to the equality party by allowing a ‘No’ vote campaign directly after the Macklemore performance. The Daily Telegraph has also come under fire for falsely reporting that rainbow flags were banned from the NRL grand final.
ANZ Stadium clarified there was no ban on rainbow flags.
‘Fans are encouraged to bring colour and energy to the event and are allowed to express their views,’ it said in a statement.
Earlier today a rainbow flag was flown over Bondi beach in support of same-sex marriage.