‘More names wrong than right’: Karl roasted over butchering Qld team, ‘cringeworthy’ banter

Origin host and Queensland tragic Karl Stefanovic has been panned by fans for failing to pronounce names properly when reading out the Queensland team for Game II.

The Queensland super fan will have wished he studied the team list pronunciations in the lead-up to the game after he made a number of glaring errors on the Channel 9 and fans flocked to Twitter to pull him up on it.

“Karl Stefanovic should never be allowed to cover another rugby league game ever again, more names wrong than right,” One fan tweeted.

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Fans ROAST Karl’s coverage

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Question from someone who never watches brekkie TV: Is Karl Stefanovic usually this bad or is it just an Origin thing?

Fark me. Did Karl pronounce half the QLD #origin team incorrectly ? Embarrassing.

Dear @karlstefanovic – if you would like to hire a coach to try and learn not to destroy islander names, give me a pm, mate #origin #nrl

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Could have learned and practiced the Pacifica names Today Show Boy

@NRLonNine Karl Stefanovic should never be allowed to cover another rugba leeg game ever again, more names wrong than right 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

Dear @karlstefanovic – if you would like to hire a coach to try and learn not to destroy islander names, give me a pm, mate #origin #nrl

Listening to Karl Stefanovic mispronounce every non-white QLD player's name in the team announcement is peak rugba leeg #Origin @thenrlroast

Social media users also took aim at the decision to use the Today host on the Origin coverage, as many of his gags fell flat in the pre-game buildup.

Serious question: Do boomers even enjoy Nine's coverage of the NRL? The shit is so cringe it's killing the sport. #Origin #NRL #stateoforigin

Execs: "I've got an idea. Let's not use the plethora of ex-players for the coverage. I reckon we get Karl down there. The punters love Karl. Yeah he's a real Aussie. Karl."

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Originally published as‘More names wrong than right’: Karl roasted over butchering Qld team, ‘cringeworthy’ banter

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