Former Australian cricketer Michael Slater has been in the headlines for wrong reasons of late. Earlier, he triggered a massive controversy in May following an angry speech against Prime Minister Scott Morrison on social media. The 51-year-old blatantly said Morrison had “blood on (his) hands”.
Slater’s angry remark comes after the government temporarily banned Aussies from returning home from India as the nation fought a massive coronavirus outbreak. The former Aussie cricketer took to his official Twitter handle and launched a scathing attack on the Australian government.
His tweet spread like wildfire on social media. Slater’s tweet reads: “If our government cared for the safety of Aussies they would allow us to get home. It’s a disgrace!!” Slater had tweeted in May.
“Blood on your hands PM. How dare you treat us like this. How about you sort out quarantine system. I had government permission to work on the IPL but I now have government neglect. And for those who think this is a money exercise. Well forget it. This is what I do for a living and I have not made a penny having left early.” Prime Minister Scott Morrison also stumbled upon such angry messages from Slater. He also labelled Slater tweets “absurd.”
Michael Slater arrested in Sydney following a domestic violence incident
In a shocking development, the NSW police arrested commentator Michael Slater after a domestic violence incident. Australian media reported the news on Wednesday. The report added that the New South Wales police said they had started a probe on Tuesday into reports of a domestic violence incident last week.
“Following inquiries, detectives attended a home at Manly about 9:20 am and spoke with a 51-year-old man. He has since been arrested and taken to Manly police station,” NSW Police added in a statement on Wednesday.
Slater used to open the innings for the Australian national cricket team. He played 74 Tests and 42 One Day Internationals for the country. Notably, Michael played between 1993 and 2001 before switching into the commentary.