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Literally Just 22 Of The Funniest Tweets About Australia's Cheating Cricketers

"I am outraged by *makes sweeping hand motion* ALL of this."

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Steve Smith suspended for insisting One Hand, One Bounce is a proper rule and then refusing to give the ball back because" it's his"

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I refuse to tweet / blog / post anything on instagram again until that fucking COWARD Steve Smith is STRIPPED of his captaincy

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At a minimum, Steve Smith should immediately be made to pick up 50 pieces of rubbish at recess.

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This is Cricket's JFK moment. The ball is JFK, Smith is Lee Harvey Oswald, I am the car, the road is integrity- the grassy knoll is a grassy knoll, and the CIA? Correct- they are the cartoon duck that walks across the screen sometimes

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My child, precious bonathon this morning: “isn’t cricket a colonial hangover and Australia cheating developing nations in cricket just a blatant colonial practice?”

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so angry... had to explain the cricket ball tampering to my daughter. when she responded with “in this economy?!”, it took all my strength to hold back the tears

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@jrhennessy and at the end of the day it was a decision - one we didn’t take lightly - that was rubber-stamped by this nation’s most powerful leadership body: the boys.

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Managed to snap this photo of my cricket tragic son, aged 6, hearing the news about his hero Steve Smith

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Steve Smith prepares his bat for the second innings after vowing to never cheat again in his career.

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Dymocks bookstore in Brisbane relocates Steve Smith's book. Apply cold water to burn. #StickyTapeGate

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BREAKING: Peter Dutton calls for special protection visa for Steve Smith

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The best part is SOUTH AFRICA COULD NOT POSSIBLY EXPECT US TO CHEAT AGAIN TOMORROW *winks*

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Yes we tampered with the ball but in our defence it was a big game we extremely wanted to win

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I am outraged by *makes sweeping hand motion* ALL of this

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my six year old son Bonathan told me that the Australian cricket team’s premeditated ball tampering has inspired him to become a welfare cheat when he grows up

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Australia: [invades Iraq] Middle Australia: these things happen Australia: [tortures children] Middle Australia: bit of a shame Australia: [tampers with a ball] Middle Australia: WHAT HAS BECOME OF US

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My favourite genre of moral upset is “how do I explain this to my kids.” Radical plan but I reckon you should probably talk to them about it?

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we were just listening to radio national and my daughter (Miss 4) heard the news, tugged my pant leg and said “how could they break the laws of cricket while wearing the baggy green”. Kids know these things.

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Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten are going to have to pretend to like cricket this week and it's gonna be great

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look who hasn’t tried to sneak a bit of tape onto their balls.

Brad Esposito is a news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Sydney, Australia.

Contact Brad Esposito at bradley.esposito@buzzfeed.com.

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