Gang Of Youths Just Roasted A Footy Player Online After Their NRL Grand Final Performance

Gang of Youths lit up the NRL grand final pre-match entertainment, and got to blast an AFL star in the process.

The ARIA-winning, chart-topping Sydney band were the main entertainment drawcard for rugby league's big game, with members donning footy jerseys and warming up the fans before the footy got started.

A lot of the reaction was positive, but as always, there were a few who didn't quite get it -- including retired AFL star Brendan Fevola, who tweeted out his lack of interest.

Fevola, who played more than 200 games for Brisbane and Carlton over a 13-year career, tweeted emojis of a face palm and a thumbs down. He also replied with a handclap to someone who said "Zzzz" to the band's performance.

But Gang of Youths hit the books to hunt down a stinging response to the former full forward, who played during a period where Carlton mostly placed toward the bottom end of the AFL ladder.

Yep, roasted.

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Fevola played a few games for Carlton in 1999, the year the team lost the grand final, but he did not play in the big game. Carlton placed third the next year, but then quickly dropped through the ranks in following years, placing near the bottom for most of the 2000s decade.

Gang of Youths had been largely praised for their performance, a medley of hits. Their reception was in contrast to the Black Eyed Peas, who played the AFL grand final the previous day and were criticised for their showing.