Victorian Prime Minister Dan Andrews’ complicated shot at Sydney, disguised as an announcement of help for the Matildas, backfired spectacularly.
Andrews was beforehand flogged for tweeting a picture of the group celebrating in Federation Square following Matildas’ 2-0 win over Denmark.
He posted the picture with the caption, “If you ever hear someone say no one wants to watch women’s sports, show them this.”
That resulted in soccer followers – together with Today present host Sophie Walsh – criticizing the Prime Minister for utilizing outdated views on the ladies’s sport.
Now he’s in hassle once more, this time as he used Matildas’ victory over France through penalties as a approach to launch potshots at Melbourne’s rival metropolis.
A giant sport wants an even bigger stadium.
AAMI Park. Wednesday evening. Be there.
— Dan Andrews (@DanielAndrewsMP) August 12, 2023
Victorian Prime Minister Dan Andrews hasn’t had a stellar run on social media in the course of the Women’s World Cup
Having beforehand posted photos from Melbourne’s Rod Laver Arena fan website, the Prime Minister posted ‘Au revoir Les Bleues’ after Matildas’ historic win.
However, it was his subsequent submit that made sports activities followers frown.
Big video games want an even bigger stadium. AAMI Park. Wednesday evening. Be there,” he posted in an obvious try to garner help for an additional reside website in Melbourne.
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However, his submit was extensively panned as Accor Stadium in Sydney will host 86,000 for Wednesday evening’s semi-final towards England, whereas AAMI Park – or Melbourne Rectangular Stadium as FIFA has re-named it – has simply 30,000.
“Should have done more to make sure these big international games were held in Melbourne,” one fan stated angrily.
“Should have built AAMI bigger when it was approved. It made no sense at the time,” added one other.
“Didn’t they play tonight at Suncorp… that’s more than AAMI park lol,” one other fan commented.
The Prime Minister was beforehand criticized for expressing outdated views on ladies’s sport on this Twitter submit about help for the Matildas
The Prime Minister was additionally eviscerated for sprucing up AAMI Park as a reside website after infamously scrapping the 2024 Commonwealth Games scheduled to be performed in Victoria.
“What about the Commonwealth Games that also need a bigger stadium,” a sports activities fan fired again at Mr Andrews.
“Prefer the Commonwealth Games,” wrote one other.
“I wouldn’t risk any sporting event in Victoria because Dan could cancel it,” added one other.