Thu July 5, 2012 12:03pm
DEALING with last night's heartbreaking 21-20 State of Origin loss isn't the only pain Greg Bird is enduring today.
The NSW hardman, who won man of the match in game two, this morning Tweeted this sickening image of his busted eye.
However, Bird was quick to point out his gleaming shiner was not the result of a punch from Queensland winger Brent Tate in the opening minutes.
Tate was today charged with a grade one striking offence for the hit, but will escape suspension no matter if he pleads guilty or not guilty.
“Battle scars! Before you ask it wasn’t from the punch. Haha,” Bird said on Twitter.
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