Queensland and NSW police forces get into hilarious war of words and memes over State of Origin – and even Victorian cops can’t resist getting involved
- The two police forces enjoy getting stuck into each other during Origin
- Queensland drew first blood in the war of words on social media after Game 1
- In a twist, NSW actually beat their nemesis in the police curtain raiser game
Death, taxes and the NSW and Queensland police forces getting stuck into each other on State of Origin night.
It has become a grand old tradition of high-quality banter dished out online during State of Origin, and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) social media team got the first win on the board for 2022.
The NSW Police Force (NPF) social media team might have got a touch ahead of themselves despite the Blues being heavy favourites to win Game 1 at home.
Prior to kick-off they posted a photo of a rubbish bin surrounded by tissues and a sign saying ‘RESERVED FOR QUEENSLAND’ with the caption ‘You’re welcome’.
The QLD Police Service were feeling pretty good about themselves after Game 1
QPS took great delight in the turn of events after an inspired Cam Munster performance gave the Maroons an impressive 16-10 win against all odds.
The comments section lit up – and even Victoria Police wanted to get in on the action, suggesting Queensland paramedics should attend to NSW’s wounds!
The Queensland Ambulance Service indicated they’d probably rather stay north of the border in winner’s country.
Victoria Police even wanted to get in on the action taking pot shots at NSW
One Facebook user had a witty quip of her own about poor NSW
Queensland paramedics indicated they’d rather stay north of the border
Licking their wounds, the NPF decided to change tack, agreeing to resume hostilities for Game 2 on June 26.
The Blues will be up against it after Wednesday’s disappointing performance, and if they can’t get the job done, you just know the QPS will be merciless.
What do you reckon the QPS thought about that?
Yeah, ‘whatever major loser’.
The hilarious war of words is nothing new – the two police forces have been getting stuck into each other for years.
Hostilities between NSW and Queensland will commence ahead of Game 2 in a few weeks
It’s a clever PR move but also probably the most entertaining banter surrounding Origin.
Origin really is state against state, mate against mate. Police against police as well, perhaps?
The NPF social media team might just have gotten the last laugh in this initial battle.
Coincidentally the two police forces played each other in an Origin game of their own, an entertaining match that NSW won 28-12 as a curtain raiser to the main game.
So the Queensland Police Service has won the battle, but who will win the Origin war of words in 2022?
The NSW Police Force beat the Queensland Police Service in their Origin curtain raiser