Fans ripped apart the entertainment before the NRL Grand Final.
The NRL had planned to honor its stars who were leaving, but when fans booed the pre-game acts, the moment was a huge bust.
On Sunday night, the NRL's entertainment before the Grand Final game got off to a rough start.
Before Jimmy Barnes took the stage, the NRL paid tribute to the retiring stars of the game in a moment that fell apart like a cheesecake without a biscuit base.
As the stadium announcer went through the list of the 21 people leaving, the players stood in the stands.
Nearly half of the players who were being honored, however, were not there. This forced the announcer to say over and over that they were "unable to attend," which quickly became the punchline.
Ryan Fitzgerald tweeted, "This "unable to attend tonight" tribute is beautiful."
Then Bliss n' Eso, with JOY, took the stage to say goodbye to the players, but fans didn't really like what they did.
The Australian hip hop artists tried to get the crowd up and moving, but the fans wouldn't budge, no matter how much they were asked.
Sheldon Riley opened the show with a scary version of "Everybody Wants to Rule the World" before the main pre-game act began.
But then the main character came and saved what had been a dull buildup. When Barnesy got on stage, the crowd sat down for the first time.
Barnes then got a bunch of guest stars like Diesel, Josh Teskey, and Emma Donovanto to play some songs. The second half of the act was where people had different thoughts.
Before the NRLW Grand Final, Mahalia Barnes put on a stunning show that wowed the crowd.