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NRL defends decision to reinstate the national anthem following an intervention from Scott Morrison – SBS News

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the overturning of the decision to scrap the national anthem is the right thing to do as the song would bring Australians together…

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The NRL has defended its decision to scrap and then reinstate the national anthem for Wednesday’s State of Origin opener in Adelaide after an intervention from Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
Barely two hours after the decision was announced to axe the anthem from the pre-match ceremony, the ARLC chairman Peter V’landys bowed to a backlash and reinstated it.
NRL chief executive Andrew Abdo said there had been discussions across various forums in the short time after the decision was made public,…

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