Friday 24 November 2017 / 05:22 AM

HOW AUSTRALIAN SPORT REACTED TO ‘YES’ WIN

In the wake of Australia’s overwhelming ‘Yes’ response to the issue of marriage equality, we’ve rounded up the social media reactions of the sporting fraternity (NB. Nothing yet from Israel Folau).

The AFL took an emphatic stand during the plebiscite and backed up their position after Australia’s vote for inclusiveness and fairness.

Equally behind the ‘Yes’ cause, the NRL simply shared Macklemore’s now-iconic performance of ‘Same Love’ at this year’s grand final.

FFA re-shared their pic of David Gallop and Matildas striker Michelle Heyman supporting the ‘Yes’ campaign.

Matildas veteran Alanna Kennedy and Caitlin Foord were among several Australian soccer stars to pat the nation on the back for its decision.

Most footy clubs have chosen to stay out of the debate so far, but Penrith Panthers thumbed their nose at the overwhelming narrow-minded view of Western Sydney voters.

Thorpey was an obvious sporting figurehead for the ‘Yes’ vote and the swimming legend was understandably chuffed with today’s result.

Benji Marshall has been vocal is his support of ‘Yes’ and revelled in the outcome.

YES!!!!!!!!! #loveislove

A post shared by Benji Marshall (@benji6marshall) on

Manly utility Jackson Hastings was among the disappointingly few NRL stars to celebrate the verdict publicly.

Decorated Paralympian Kurt Fearnley gave his fellow Novocastrians a wrap.

Rugby league reporter Steve Zemek took an early lead in the Twitter lol department.

Meanwhile, former NRL.com and current The Australian scribe Adrian McMurray was loving the comprehensive statistical breakdown provided by the ABS pre-announcement.

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