Brad Fittler‘s decision to snub Nico Hynes has sparked controversy and raised questions about fairness and social etiquette.
Hynes, who had been a part of the Blues set-up for some time, was expected to be the next in line for the halfback position. However, Fittler has chosen to overlook him in favor of Mitchell Moses for Game II. This sudden elevation for Moses, following one strong performance, leaves Hynes feeling overlooked and adds him to the list of Blues scapegoats.
Fittler’s decision has been described as one of the toughest in his career, although it was clear that his good work had indeed gone unnoticed.
This move fits a pattern seen in previous NSW team reveals, where Fittler has often made surprising choices that have left fans scratching their heads.
The speculation that Hynes’s mental state played a role in his removal is also a cause for concern. Phil Gould suggested on Channel Nine’s 100% Footy that Hynes appeared “fragile” after the loss in Adelaide, leading to rumors that his mental state influenced Fittler’s decision.
With Moses also facing challenges in building combinations ahead of the game, it raises questions about whether Hynes has been treated fairly at all.