'Are they on the same planet?' Shocked Americans and Europeans cooped up in lockdown marvel at the 52,000 screaming State of Origin fans packed into a stadium with no masks or social distancing | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

'Are they on the same planet?' Shocked Americans and Europeans cooped up in lockdown marvel at the 52,000 screaming State of Origin fans packed into a stadium with no masks or social distancing

Australia is the envy of the world after hosting the biggest crowd at a sporting event since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Thousands around the globe who tuned into the State of Origin decider were stunned to see over 52,000 eager fans packed in Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium with no social distancing and very few face masks.

International viewers watching in countries with hundreds of thousands of active infections marvelled at the spectacle as almost all major sports worldwide are now played behind closed doors or with very limited, spaced out crowds.

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