Twitterati slams Australia PM Scott Morrison for choosing cricket over bushfires

Twitterati slams Australia PM Scott Morrison for choosing cricket over bushfires

The bushfires which were triggered by lightning have hit the state of New South Wales the hardest.

Bushfire
Bushfire (Photo Source: Twitter)

As the Australian states battle with one of the worst cases of bushfires, PM Scott Morrison has come under heavy criticism from the public for apparently placing cricket over the ongoing crisis of fires. Morrison vowed that the third Test match between Australia and New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will be played as scheduled despite the state struggling to contain the raging calamitic catastrophe.

The bushfires which were triggered by lightning have hit the state of New South Wales the hardest and it has been estimated that over half-a-billion wildlife have lost their lives despite the efforts from firefighters and other authorities. The smoke from the fires has heavily decreased air quality levels and firefighters are constantly struggling hard to get these situations under control. Under such circumstances, PM Morrison has found himself guilty of some insensitive comments and placing cricket above everything else.

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Scott Morrison recently hosted the Australia and New Zealand teams at the Kirribilli House and mentioned that the SCG Test will go forward as scheduled. “Australians will be gathering, whether it’s at the SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground) or around television sets all around the country, and they’ll be inspired by the great feats of our cricketers from both sides of the Tasman and I think they’ll be encouraged by the spirit shown by Australians and the way that people have gone about remembering the terrible things that other Australians are dealing with at the moment,” he was quoted as saying by stuff.co.nz.

The Australian PM has been under fire for vacationing in Hawaii while his country burns and though he hoped that his recent speech inspired his fellow countrymen, not many have agreed with him and called him out on Twitter. The Sydney Morning Herald also reported that both teams played out a few overs on the lawn at the reception, which was an annual affair for visiting teams.

The Australian citizens on social media called out Morrison for a lack of acknowledgement of the impact of climate change on the fires crisis and for insisting the latest outbreaks were no different from any other disaster.

Here are some of the angry tweets for Morrison by Australian citizens: