Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Brass Recalls Death Threat before Final

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Brass Recalls Death Threat before Final

Article excerpt

Flashback

with JOHN BRASS

DUAL premiership-winner John Brass has many fond memories of the Roosters' 1975 grand final win over St George, but the same cannot be said in regards to the lead-up to the match.

It was then that Brass's wife received several calls to their home saying that should her husband take the field, he would be shot.

But it gets scarier...

"It was an interesting week in the lead-up to the grand final as I had some boofhead saying he was going to shoot me.

I didn't tell the media or anything like that as no one really knew and it was quite weird.

I never spoke to him but he called the house and spoke to my wife a few times and it was something I didn't tell too many of the boys. But it didn't worry me too much.

Those I did tell joked that they would not run out next to me on game day in case he was a bad shot and shot them instead. …

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