NRL Executives Sweating Explosion of BeReal Will Set New Benchmark In Off-season Scandals — The Betoota Advocate

NRL Executives Sweating Explosion of BeReal Will Set New Benchmark In Off-season Scandals — The Betoota Advocate

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Panic is sweeping the floors of NRL headquarters this week, as officials come to grips with the explosion of the developing social media phenomenon, BeReal.

The Advocate understands multiple crisis talks have been held in the Moore Park office this morning, as club officials and the integrity unit rush to create an emergency contingency plan before pre-season kicks off.

Developed in France, the app continues to skyrocket in popularity, thanks to its unique platform which inspires users to post an unfiltered and unedited snapshot of their daily life.

The app works by sending out a randomly timed notification to all of its users, giving them two minutes to post a front and back-facing camera shot of what they’re up to.

And knowing the kinds of activities NRL players get up to in pre-season, the NRL are suitably terrified.

Speaking to the head of the NRL Integrity Unit, Jason Carney (38), the official spokesperson said the app had the potential to set a whole new benchmark in off-season scandals.

“My two teenage kids were showing it to me last night, and it sent shivers down my spine,” said Carney.

“Sure it’s fun and all, but can you imagine what would happen if we put this app in the hands of a Rugby League footballer who’s nine Long Island Iced Teas deep into a bend in Kuta!”

“It has the potential to ruin careers, decimate clubs and probably land a few thick-headed forwards in court proceedings.”

Regarding the NRL’s plan to tackle the issue head-on, Carney said the NRL is closely monitoring the spread of the app.

“We’ve sent out an edict to every club pleading with them to stem the outbreak, we need to know which players have it and whether they’ve been keeping their daily streaks up.”

“You know what happens when a member of the public spots a pissed NRL player when they’re out on the drink.”

“It’s not only the players we’re worried about, it’s the public who can’t be trusted!”

More to come.

Author: Stephen Bailey