The AFL blockbuster came to an abrupt halt when the Gabba lost power

The lights have gone out in the Gabba.

Twelve minutes before the end of Friday night’s blockbuster between Brisbane and Melbourne, the power went out in extraordinary scenes.

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A big bang was heard as the lights went out and players and referees had to stop immediately.

Much of the crowd quickly got out their phones to shine lights from their phones.

“The Force is out here in the Gabba! The crowd is extremely loud,” James Brayshaw said in comment.

“We have absolutely no idea what’s going on. The torches for the iPhones have come on. And the players from both sides come together in the middle of the stadium.”

Border commentator Abbey Holmes said the ground was shrouded in confusion.

“There’s a bit going on down here. Another big bang about 10 seconds ago,” she said.

The lights went out in the Gabba. Credit: channel 7

“The players are just looking around. We have absolutely no idea what’s going on down here.

AFL officers are on the ground trying to figure out what we’re doing from here.”

Cameras captured a globe smashing into one of the light towers, which may have caused the outage.

“That could be what we’re dealing with. There’s a globe… with a flame on it,” Brayshaw said.

“This is a very strange incident. It really begs the question of what the AFL will do. What kind of rule do they have to make to deal with that?”

The ground was plunged into total darkness. Credit: channel 7
The crowd used their own lights. Credit: channel 7

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