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Macklemore to donate proceeds from Same Love to marriage equality campaign

His performance of the song at the NRL grand final has drawn the ire of conservatives, including Tony Abbott

American rapper, Macklemore, has pledged to donate the Australian proceeds from his track, Same Love, to the marriage equality campaign.

The artist revealed his plans on the eve of the rugby league final in Sydney, where he will perform the hit song.

Related: Malcolm Turnbull looks forward to Macklemore singing ‘gay anthem’

EXCLUSIVE: @macklemore has pledged to donate the Australian earnings of his song ‘Same Love’ to the Yes campaign. #AusPol #9News pic.twitter.com/hrV3svXUOv

Yesterday someone started a petition in Australia to ban me from playing Same Love at the #NRLGF. Today its #1 on iTunes. Love is winning ❤️

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Drew Morphett, veteran sports broadcaster, dies at 69

AFL commentator had retired last year and was also known for his cricket coverage and for calling several Olympic gamesThe veteran sports broadcaster Drew Morphett has died.Morphett, aged 69, was found dead at his home in Victoria last night.Terribly s…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/aug/26/drew-morphett-veteran-sports-broadcaster-dies-at-69