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Channel 9 slammed for Billy Slater intrusion, Qld beat NSW

It’s been a bugbear of footy fans all series but Channel 9 continued to attempt mid-match interviews during State of Origin III, much to viewers’ despair.

As Queensland charged towards one of the most heroic, courageous victories in Origin history on Wednesday night, some accused the broadcaster of taking things too far.

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Queensland coach Billy Slater and Blues mentor Brad Fittler are both contracted to Nine as commentators and pundits and throughout the series the network has been crossing to them live in the box to get their thoughts on how each game is playing out.

An awkward attempt to speak to Fittler during a tense moment in Origin I fell flat and drew the ire of viewers and there was an…

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