Robbie Williams posed for a photo ahead of the AFL Grand Final while wearing a piece of jewellery with a very controversial message.
The pop star, 48, is the first international guest to take part in the Aussie Rules pre-game show in Melbourne since 2018.
However, appearing at a press conference on Thursday, the star wore a chunky bracelet with the words ‘f*** off’ in big capital letters.
He also wore dress shoes with images of two different Playboy bunnies as he appeared alongside AFL CEO Gillon McLachlan.
The shoes were a pair of £250 Playboy ‘bunny girl’ loafers by Duke and Dexter.
Williams also paid homage to his rocker roots with a new edgy mohawk hairstyle and opted for full rock star style in a glittering Joker-inspired sequin jacket while wearing one of his signature white vests.
He was joined on the day by Delta Goodrem, who is set to perform the duet Kids with Williams on the Saturday, which he originally recorded with Kylie Minogue.
Speaking at the media event, Williams said: ‘I’m honoured to announce Australia’s own, who is the loveliest person, both inside and out, the beautiful and incredibly talented miss Delta Goodrem.
‘I haven’t picked a team for Saturday. I do know a bit about footy, I saw the Swans’ semi-final and I thought it was an incredible advert for the sport.
‘I did open the World Cup and that was quite scary to do.
‘That was a big deal. This is Australia so I’ll be more relaxed. I love the MCG, I’m honoured to be part of it, honoured to be playing it.’
‘The rest of the world deserves to know about this sport because it’s easy to get hooked.’
The singer confirmed he will perform at the halftime show at the after AFL’s Executive General Manager Kylie Rogers told him he’s the ‘greatest performer in the world’.
‘You are the greatest performer in the world and we are the greatest game. We should do something together,’ Rogers reportedly said to the star backstage after An Evening with Robbie at at Rod Laver Arena in May, The Herald Sun reported.
That opened a discussion that led to the pop star finally accepting the job.