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People want to stop Macklemore performing 'Same Love' at Rugby final

Australia is now holding a postal survey on whether to legalise same-sex marriage.

"So I'm getting a lot of tweets from angry old white men in Australia who I think there was a petition today to ban me from playing it".

Spokesman, David Goodwin, said it was "bizarre" that the song was being performed at half time and millions of Australians disagreed with its message.

Tony Abbott even took to his Twitter page to throw his support behind a movement to stop Macklemore performing his tribute to the LGBTQI+ community (and equal opportunity in general).

Mr Abbott backed that call, tweeting: "Footy fans shouldn't be subjected to a politicised grand final".

Macklemore has since hit back at the controversy, and has vowed to play the song.

"I believe in free speech".

Former NRL player Tony Wall said the event will be "very hard to watch" with his kids if Macklemore performs Same Love, while former PM Tony Abbott tweeted that sports fans "shouldn't be subjected to a politicised grand final".

Wall said his family would feel uncomfortable if they heard the song on Sunday.

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Well, this little bloke Macklemore - or whatever his name is - is coming over here, right well mate go home, we don't want you, right?

He concluded, "Imma go harder, Imma love".

More than 85,000 fans and a huge television audience are expected to watch the NRL Grand Final in Sydney on Sunday.

With the same-sex marriage survey now underway in Australia, Macklemore's performance has attracted criticism and praise from both sides of the debate.

Mr Greenberg said the code supported same-sex marriage and was committed to being an "inclusive game".

The Liberal politician has described Abbott's call to not politicise sport as "bizarre". It's what we need right now!,' one person wrote.

Last week, the AFL illuminated its logo in rainbow colours at its Melbourne headquarters, much to the anger of some "No" advocates.

His four-track set will include Same Love, which was adopted as an unofficial anthem for American same-sex marriage supporters.

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