Nickelback Have A Bone To Pick With Queensland Police

The Queensland Police Service media unit, champions of social media puns and epic sick burns, won the hearts of music fans the world over earlier this year with their perfect troll on Canadian rockers Nickelback, but now it seems someone in Chad Kroeger’s camp wasn’t overly impressed with the joke.

To recap, back in May, while Nickelback were in the midst of the Australian leg of their No Fixed Address Tour, the cheeky QPS crew posted a BOLO alert — that’s a Be On Lookout alert — for the band, alerting the public that Kroeger and co are “Wanted for crimes against music”.


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“Police are on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians around Boondall this evening,” read the accompanying text. “Avoid the area. It may be hazardous to your hearing and street cred.”

The post quite obviously did the rounds, everyone had a good old belly laugh and then went on their way. Well not quite ~everyone~.

According to The Sunday Mail, a member of the band’s touring party was not impressed with the post and called the QPS media unit’s manager to complain. While the identity of the curmudgeon complainer has not been revealed, since then the QPS have held their jovial Nickelback bashing at bay. To the detriment of society, tbh.

“QPS posts about Nickelback evolved as a running joke and are not meant to be taken seriously,” a spokesman told the publication. “There are many Nickelback fans within the QPS and the post is not meant to cause offence.”

Can’t help but wonder what role Joe Hockey has in all this. Never forget:

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