The Premier of New South Wales was one of many people in her state getting excited for the State of Origin last night.
Gladys Berejiklian joined the political tradition of posting photos of them watching the game in a nonchalant way when she uploaded a picture of her standing with a Blues beanie and can of Coke in her hand.
Sweetest victory of them all. Well worth the wait. Go the @NSWBlues !- Gladys Berejiklian (@GladysB) June 9, 2021
She wrote: "Getting ready for Game 1. Go the @NSWBlues!"
While it was a seemingly innocuous post, the strange angle and stance has been mocked and celebrated on social media.
It didn't take long before people started cutting Ms Berejiklian out of her photo and pasting it onto classic memes.
Look Gladys is one of us. She also watches the State of Origin a few hours early in a brown room on a tiny TV drinking a coke. https://t.co/h7e4MUBTfX- Craig Reucassel (@craigreucassel) June 9, 2021
gladys berejiklian watches jason derulo fall down the stairs at game 1 of state of origin (2021) pic.twitter.com/ZRSubkqQqD- jackson langford (@jacksonlangford) June 9, 2021
Gladys Berejiklian watches NYE 2015 unfold in Manchester, UK pic.twitter.com/X6Kf6Qzs0g- will kelly (@_wkelly_) June 9, 2021
Whether it was handing her can of Coke to Kendall Jenner or observing Bernie Sanders moping at Joe Biden's inauguration, there wasn't a scene Ms Berejiklian couldn't be inserted into.
That can of Coke would have been absolutely bursting by the end of the match after the Blues managed to secure the largest win margin against Queensland ever.
New South Wales won 50-6 against the Maroons in Townsville and it was an absolute masterclass in champagne rugby league.
Tom Trbojevic bagged a sensational hat-trick to cap off his flawless performance, while Nathan Cleary and Jarome Luai made for the perfect halves pairing - who would have thought?
the 'what is Gladys waiting for?' template pic.twitter.com/fBJukQ005I- Evan Morgan Grahame (@Evan_M_G) June 9, 2021
As for Queensland, they endured a nightmare start to the three-game series with none of their big-name players turning up despite the home ground advantage in Townsville.
But while all the criticism will undoubtedly be aimed towards the struggling Maroons, their poor showing shouldn't take away from just how good the Blues were.
A vast improvement following their shock upset defeat at the hands of 'Queensland's worst ever team' last series.
The historic win sets up a nail-biting Game 2 at Suncorp Stadium, and no doubt the hostile partisan Queensland crowd will be doing everything in their power to ensure the Maroons turn things round.
Featured Image Credit: Gladys Berejiklian/Twitter
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