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Disgusting: – a mockery

The Australian Open is the first of five Grand Slam tournaments on the calendar in the year of tennis.

At the end of the week, Novak Djokovic emerged victorious from the final match against Stefanos Tsitsipas.

in the picture

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese sat in the stands. And there were Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to watch the semi-finals and finals of the prestigious tournament.

There, among other things, he was captured on the big screen and photographed eating chocolate-covered ice cream. He was also photographed drinking beer in the stands.

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Colossal problems

The images sparked outrage in Australia.

In recent months, there have been massive problems in the city of Alice Springs in central Australia. to me Watchman There has been a growing crime problem in the city, and the residents are said to be extremely unhappy with the way the authorities are handling it.

Several thousand people took to the streets in protest. Declan Furber Gillick, who lives in the town, told The Guardian he feared racial riots by angry white youth in the wake of crime in the town.

Late Thursday, Albanese himself was in the city, which has a population of 27,000, and announced a ban on the purchase of alcohol in the city between Monday and Thursday.

sharp criticism

The fact that after a short time he took time off to watch tennis caused a backlash.

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– It’s a mockery and a kick in the stomach. Alice Springs Sen. Jacinda Price said the people of Alice Springs find the Premier spending more time relaxing and drinking beer than he did in our city. Herald Sun.

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Opposition leader Susan Lee is also critical.

– It does not go unnoticed by the Australian people that he spent three days watching tennis, but only four hours in Alice Springs, he told me to the same newspaper.

taken in defense

Bill Shorten, an Australian Labor colleague and minister in Albanese’s government, defended his boss after the comments.

– The man works every day of the week. One picture of him eating ice cream makes no difference to me. Some liberal votes will pressure him to go watch tennis, but I know he works out every single day, says Shorten to News.com.

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Rod’s disappointment

Norway’s Casper Ruud also gave a disappointing performance at the Australian Open. He was surprisingly eliminated in the second round against American Jenson Broxby.

Losing means that he will drop down in the world ranking from the second place he got.