Fulton family accept state funeral for NRL Immortal after NSW government pivot
Rugby league legend Bob Fulton will be offered a state funeral, despite the proposal initially being rejected by the NSW government.
The government had initially planned a send-off similar to Tommy Raudonikis’ at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Ray commended NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian for the change of plans.
“She made a decision, it was a bad decision, she’s corrected it,” said Ray Hadley.
“When people make bad decisions and correct it, they get praise from me, they don’t get condemned, so well done.”
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Fulton’s son Brett confirmed to Ray that after discussing the offer as a family, Bob’s widow Anne will accept.
“We’d like to thank Ms Berejiklian for the offer.”
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The Premier told Ray she’s “very pleased” with the rare decision.
“Overruling advice is often difficult, but well worth it on this occasion.”
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