Got a THURST ON? NRL champion Johnathan Thurston stitched up for ‘paying for his personal face to be on water’ on hilarious customised bottles issued on the airline he owns
- NRL legend Johnathan Thurston has been stitched up by Channel Nine
- The Cowboys diehard was paid out for his advertising and marketing stunts with Skytrans airline
- Thurston’s face options on a Maroon labelled water bottle that’s complimentary, with the slogan ‘Got a Thurst on?’
Maroons legend Johnathan Thurston has been stitched up by his Channel Nine colleagues whopaid out the premiership winner for promoting customised ‘Thurst On’ water bottles on his personal airline.
The former halfback turned sideline commentator featured on Channel Nine’s Friday night time post-game present after the Storm beat the Warriors 24-12 on July 29, the place host James Bracey was fast to spray one in all Thurston’s advertising and marketing stunts outdoors of rugby league.
Thurston options on a complimentary water bottle, served by the Skytrans airline which he has a 50 per cent stake in
‘Hey JT, you know the way you personal an airline,’ Bracey stated.
‘Well, we discovered what they’re serving on this airline that you just personal, making all the huge bucks.
People piling in your planes and so they get a pleasant bottle of get your Thurst On!’
Rugby league immortal Andrew Johns laughed within the background whereas Thurston replied, saying ‘you are welcome’.
Thurston laughed off the Channel 9 sew up, which had a stab on the NRL legend’s off-field enterprise ventures
Thurston bought the Skytrans regional airline with pilot and entrepreneur Peter Collings in 2015.
It is a regional and distant service that flies hundreds of passengers throughout Queensland whereas additionally transporting greater than 300,000kg of freight final 12 months.
The 39-year-old’s face options on complimentary water bottles served on the regional flights, with a crimson label accompanied by the phrase ‘Got a Thurst On?’.
Outside the aircraft is a Maroon sticker of a smiling Thurston, embellished with the writing ‘welcome on board’.
Thurston celebrates after a Ty Williams attempt in 2005 through the preliminary remaining towards the Eels
Thurston performed 323 video games within the NRL between the Bulldogs and Cowboys and is broadly thought to be among the best halfbacks to have performed rugby league.
The headgear hero signed with Channel 9 in 2016 and started working as a sideline reporter and panelist following his 2018 retirement.
‘JT’ laughed off the cheeky dig from Bracey, saying ‘you get cheese and crackers as nicely’.
Thurston helped co-coach the Maroons to an underdog collection win, pictured with fullback Kalyn Ponga
Thurston’s 50 per cent share in Skytrans will not be his sole enterprise tie out of rugby league.
The former Kangaroo’s halfback additionally owns in extra of eight properties and a $500,000 Mustang, sparked by his footy contract that noticed him change into the primary NRL participant to earn above $1million a 12 months.