State of Origin: Queensland beats NSW on the Gold Coast in controversial clash

State of Origin: Queensland beats NSW on the Gold Coast in controversial clash
State of Origin: Queensland beats NSW on the Gold Coast in controversial clash

Blues legend Andrew Johns has been caught by a hot mic mocking a colleague and ex-player's attire in a wild and memorable night of State of Origin gaffes.

The former Newcastle Knights and New South Wales captain was accidentally broadcasted calling Queensland great Darren Lockyer as 'the Boston Stranger' - referring to his leather gloves.

In the same interview, man of the match Latrell Mitchell told Lockyer he missed the game-tying kick from 50 metres out because his 'shorts are a bit tight'.

His teammate Josh Addo-Carr was also picked up by on-field microphones screaming 'I f*cking love this c*nt' as Jack Wighton scored to give NSW the lead. 

Queensland, who went on to win the game 20-18, were also consistently booed throughout the game despite it being held on the Gold Coast in a storyline-packed dead rubber.  

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Andrew Johns was accidentally broadcasted calling Queensland great Darren Lockyer as 'the Boston Stranger' - referring to his leather gloves.

Andrew Johns was accidentally broadcasted calling Queensland great Darren Lockyer as 'the Boston Stranger' - referring to his leather gloves.

Johns' joke about Lockyer's gloves refers to infamous serial killer Albert DeSalvo who committed several murders across Boston in the 1960s.

Lockyer was wearing the gloves during interviews, likely as protection gear given the ongoing pandemic.

It was the second time this series hot mics have caught out a Channel 9 personality after Paul Vautin was picked up after game two saying: 'They may as well call off the third' after NSW thrashed Queensland in Brisbane.

Latrell Mitchell meanwhile blamed his 'tight shorts' for missing a monster 50m penalty that would have levelled scores with a minute to play.

The South Sydney fullback lined up the shot from the half way line, only for it to fall agonisingly short. 

'My shorts are a bit tight, I don't know, couldn't get my legs through,' Mitchell told Lockyer following the match.

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'But look, everyone dreams of doing that kick and is what it is.'

The on-field mics also picked up a number of profanity-laced celebrations and disagreements between NSW and Queesland players as the Blues fought for a series sweep and the Maroons battled for pride.

Addo-Carr's words were directly picked up by the corner mic after Wighton's tries, as were words between Mitchell and Dane Gagai.

The wild night of State of Origin football culminated in the home town Queenslanders repeatedly being booed throughout the night despite the game being held north of the border.

The Maroons copped it from the crowd from the moment they ran out until the Blues lifted the shield at Cbus Super Stadium in Robina.

They managed to host all three games in Queensland due to pandemic logistics, with New South Welshman clearly flooding to the final game to show their support for the winning side.      

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