Michael Slater opens up about controversial PM Tweets after Channel Seven drops ...

Michael Slater opens up about controversial PM Tweets after Channel Seven drops ...
Michael Slater opens up about controversial PM Tweets after Channel Seven drops ...

Australian cricket commentator Michael Slater has opened up about his shock axing from Channel Seven after he publicly slammed Scott Morrison on Twitter

Slater, 51, revealed his anxiety from seeing dead bodies on the streets in India played a major role in his social media attack on the Prime Minister. 

In May he controversially accused Mr Morrison of having 'blood on his hands' for closing the border to Australians stuck in Covid-ravaged India.

Michael Slater, 51, (pictured) opened up about his controversial Tweets where he publicly attacked Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Michael Slater, 51, (pictured) opened up about his controversial Tweets where he publicly attacked Prime Minister Scott Morrison

The retired opening batsman told the PM in a series of tweets to get on his private jet and 'come and witness dead bodies on the street'.

'Amazing to smoke out the PM on a matter that is a human crisis. The panic, the fear of every Australian in India is real!! How about you take your private jet and come and witness dead bodies on the street!' 

Many have blamed Slater's behaviour on social media for costing him his job with Channel 7, causing his 20 year cricket commentary career to come to a grinding halt. 

'The tweets came from a place of sheer desperation and wanting to get home to crying kids worried about their father,' Slater told The Courier Mail

'It got very emotional. We got to Ahmedabad and we went past a Covid testing site. We'd see all these dead bodies on the side of the road. I've never seen anything like it in my life. It was so horribly confronting.' 

Axed: Channel Seven has parted ways with cricket commentator Michael Slater (pictured), five months after he publicly attacked Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Axed: Channel Seven has parted ways with cricket commentator Michael Slater (pictured), five months after he publicly attacked Prime Minister Scott Morrison

He added in hindsight he would have handled things differently, saying he was 'completely overwhelmed' and did not mean to be 'disrespectful'.

'If I had my time again, bearing in mind it could have had a

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