Opponents of same-sex marriage continue to redefine the phrase “cognitive dissonance” with erstwhile super gronk and former PM Tony Abbott (for seemingly the eighth time this month) getting absolutely dunked online for espousing hypocrisy of the highest form.
In light of the spectacular news that US rapper Macklemore will be performing his hit marriage equality call-to-arms Same Love at this Sunday’s NRL Grand Final, some whingey man-babies have kicked up a lil’ stink, claiming sports and politics should not be mixed.
Former NRL player Tony Wall has proved the theory that a career of running your huge beefy head into other men’s bodies can leave you missing a whole mess of brain cells, by launching a petition to make the NRL cancel Macklemore’s “LGBTIQ anthem” performance.
Abbott, obviously, agrees and stated as much by sharing the petition on Twitter, commenting: “Footy fans shouldn’t be subjected to a politicised grand final. Sport is sport!”
Footy fans shouldn't be subjected to a politicised grand final. Sport is sport! https://t.co/1uRh4eZ61Z
— Tony Abbott (@TonyAbbottMHR) September 27, 2017
As is its favourite pastime, Aussie Twitter commenced some all time dunking of His Honourable Onion Muncher, pointing out the many, MANY, times Abbott, a FUCKING POLITICIAN, has himself mixed sport with politics:
great point toney pic.twitter.com/WrNYHpRXOZ
— the result respecter (@rpy) September 27, 2017
I can haz football? pic.twitter.com/pzg6iu3eGl
— ????️????Jerry????️???? (@jeremy_h1981) September 27, 2017
YEAH. Sport shouldn't be politicised. ???? pic.twitter.com/okp8KZWqKh
— Mikey Nicholson (@Mikey_Nicholson) September 27, 2017
Tony Abbott: SPORT AND POLITICS SHOULD NEVER MIX
Also Tony Abbott: pic.twitter.com/btcSUmHOdy
— Amy Coopes (@coopesdetat) September 27, 2017
here's me at panther park, making a major policy announcement just before an election, thinking about how politics should stay out of sport pic.twitter.com/2MlKd1Tw6O
— Colley (@JamColley) September 27, 2017
Going even further than the joyous activity of rinsing a scumbag such as Tone, a lot of Tweeps also pointed out the times sport and politics mixing were in fact hugely important historical moments, cherished by most sane members of mankind.
Sport is sport and it transcends politics, it's what you're afraid of pic.twitter.com/m6tGUsp5OP
— Mitch Jennings (@Mitch_Jenno) September 27, 2017
sport can do wonders… pic.twitter.com/q05lDp2KJn
— Kevin Cooper (@MrCooper5000) September 27, 2017
Yeah, you’re one hundred percent fucking wrong on this one Tone, and not just in the sense that you’re a huge hypocrite whose beliefs swing wildly from place to place depending on how much you gain out of it.
Sport is a powerful, binding force in communities at large, and has a responsibility to utilise its powerful presence to shine a light on discrimination and indignity.
I’ll let Sam take us out on this one:
Image: Twitter / Amy Coopes
Same Love by Macklemore would have changed my life in Year 7. Love that kids watching NRL Grand Final with their dads will see it, hear it.
— Samuel Leighton-Dore (@SamLeightonDore) September 27, 2017