NRL fans SLAM ‘cheap car salesman’ Peter V’landys after his embarrassing Grand Final U-turn – and supporters do NOT see the fun side of footy supremo’s bizarre Melbourne gag
- NRL fans blasted Peter V’landys after football supremo’s U-turn
- V’landys has confirmed the grand final will be played in Sydney later this year
- The soccer boss had spent weeks threatening to move the game to Queensland
- Fans took to Twitter to slam the 60-year-old after weeks of posturing
It’s been a humbling 24 hours for Peter V’landys and NRL fans have taken to Twitter to add to the pile after the footy supremo’s embarrassing backflip.
On Thursday, V’landys confirmed this year’s grand final would remain in Sydney after threatening to move the showpiece event to Brisbane in response to the NSW government’s refusal to meet its $800million stadium upgrade pledge in the state.
At a press conference, the 60-year-old managed to punch New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet after he was forced to back down.
Peter V’landys received lashes from NRL fans on Twitter after his embarrassing U-turn
“Dom is a very good prime minister and a very good human being, but don’t bet with him because if you do he won’t pay you,” V’landys said.
The chairman of the Australian Rugby League Committee caused a mini-heart attack throughout the football world when he announced that the grand final would move to Melbourne.
“I’ll be very short and sweet, the commission has been in negotiations for over a week,” V’landys said at the press conference, smiling like a Cheshire cat.
This year’s grand finale will take place in Sydney after weeks of speculation
“We wanted to give it to a city that needs a major footballing event, and that’s why we chose Melbourne.
“Just kidding…greetings Gil (McLachlan) if you’re watching,” V’landys said.
It may have been an effort on his part to save face after he couldn’t get what he wanted, despite threatening the state government with his push for a grand final. from Queensland.
And NRL fans have taken to Twitter to blast the footy boss, with one saying he gives the impression of a ‘cheap used-car salesman’.
“If Peter V’landys were the CEO of League A I would be so embarrassed,” they posted. “This guy has all the traits of a cheap used car salesman.”
“I think Peter V’landys would do well in the upper echelons of FIFA,” wrote another.
V’landys had threatened to move the event to Queensland but had to backflip
NRL supporters have taken to social media to blast footy supremo over the debacle
“Peter V’landys having a fake spat because he didn’t get an $800 million handshake deal for a White Elephants stadium upgrade in writing is so funny,” wrote a third .
Meanwhile, one fan was less than impressed with V’landys attempt at humor.
“BREAKING: Peter V’landys has been advised NOT to pursue a career in comedy.”
Penrith also had fun with the soccer supremo gag, posting an image of Stadium Australia with the caption: Park with the caption: ‘We’ve arrived in Melbourne…just kidding.’