North Queensland Labor MPs Curtis Pitt and Tim Mulherin are urging NRL fans to sign the petition seeking action to reverse the blunder that has cost the NQ Cowboys a place in the semi-finals.
Mr Pitt and Mr Mulherin said the result of the Cowboys v Cronulla match was wrong that should be set right.
“Cowboys supporters are right to be furious at the outcome of last night’s elimination final because a blunder means their team has been robbed of a chance to play in the semi-finals for the second year in a row,” Mr Pitt said.
“The blunder on Saturday night that allowed a seventh-tackle try is there for all to see.
“It should be corrected through a rematch or a revision of the scoreline.
“Even the head of NRL referees Daniel Anderson has admitted all six of the system’s ‘fail-safes’ had failed.
“Well now is the chance to fix it and right the wrong that has been done to the Cowboys.”
Mr Mulherin said footy fans who valued fair play should visit the www.change.org
“Thousands of supporters have already voiced their opinion via the petition that the NRL needs to scratch Saturday night’s result and stage a rematch or rewrite the final scores,” he said.
“In the wake of such a blatant refereeing blunder that is the only course that should be contemplated.”