Oh, Oz! If you were LeBron James, there would be no words adequate to describe the disrespect to which the entire country was subjected recently when forced to endure a concert by Coldplay in Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.
The British “rockers” still had turf on their mugs from the 2016 Super Bowl 50 halftime show in Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, where they performed flat on their faces until Beyoncé rode to the rescue, assisted by Bruno Mars.
At Etihad, they tried to get by with famous retired bowler Shane Warne on harmonica for a version of “Don’t Panic,” in front of 55,000 fans, but not even the appearance of one of the best in the history of cricket could pull the bands’ fat out of the fire.
One of the best international wicket takers of all-time he may be, but he is no Beyoncé. He failed to rescue Coldplay, as the group has apparently been forced to resort to playing Down Under, where reduced expectations are the norm, given the acceptance by Aussies of third-rate U.S. sports exhibitions, as opposed to Londoners, who have been given notice that the lofty NFL intends to play not one, but four regular season games there next season.