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Rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns has refused a photo with a fan who approached him after deliberately calling him the name of another player.

Brendon Rawlings approaches the league legend in a pub while filming on his phone, later uploading the whole debacle to Tiktok.

‘Just getting a photo with Anthony Minichiello,’ he grins, as he calls Johns by the name of the former Sydney Roosters, NSW and Australian fullback.

Johns, 47, who was named rugby league’s eighth Immortal in 2012 and often refers to himself as ‘the 8th’, turns away in disgust after the fan’s deliberate mistake.

He then turns back and tells the man, ‘If you’re going to be a f**king Derek I won’t do a photo,’ essentially calling him the male version of a Karen.

The post has already been viewed more than 200,000 times, with commenters divided on the behaviour of the fan and whether Johns’s reaction was the right one.

‘Andrew Johns is an NRL immortal. Show some respect,’ one commented. 

‘Let the 8th have a punt in peace,’ another posted.

‘The 8th responded as he should have. Don’t mess with the 8th,’ one commenter wrote. 

'If you're going to be a f**king Derek I won't do a photo,' rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns tells a fan who approached him in a pub

'If you're going to be a f**king Derek I won't do a photo,' rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns tells a fan who approached him in a pub

‘If you’re going to be a f**king Derek I won’t do a photo,’ rugby league Immortal Andrew Johns tells a fan who approached him in a pub

Others thought Johns’s reaction was inappropriate or that his older brother, Matthew, a former player and Fox Sports presenter known for his cheeky humour, would have handled the situation differently.

‘And that’s why Matt is the better Johns. He would have played along,’ one commented. 

‘Minichiello has never been able to take a joke,’ another added.   

‘If that had happened back in the 80s old mate would have woken up without teeth,’ a third wrote.

Fans were divided on the reaction of Andrew Johns when approached in a pub by a fan seeking a photo with the former NRL star

Fans were divided on the reaction of Andrew Johns when approached in a pub by a fan seeking a photo with the former NRL star

Fans were divided on the reaction of Andrew Johns when approached in a pub by a fan seeking a photo with the former NRL star

Johns retired from the NRL in 2007 in after a series of injuries, including a career-ending bulging disc in his neck. 

He made his debut for the Newcastle Knights in 1993, winning two premierships with the club in 1997 and 2001.

Johns also represented NSW in the State of Origin 23 times and played for Australia on 26 occasions. 

He has since been part of Channel Nine’s NRL on-air commentary team and a panellist on the Sunday Footy Show. 

Source: DailyMail

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