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Australia cricket: Tim Paine mocked on social media for sexting scandal

‘Tim Paine should know that a good cricketer does not expose his middle stump’: social media mocks Australia goalkeeper when forced to resign as test captain after sexting scandal


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Social media has thrown one on Tim Paine after he resigned as Australia’s test captain following his exposure in a sexting scandal.

A tearful Paine resigned from his position Friday after it became public that he sent sexually explicit text messages to a staff member in 2017.

The married father of two young children was investigated by Cricket Australia in 2018 after the Cricket Tasmania employee complained but was cleared of misconduct and the matter was kept secret.

Tim Paine has been mocked on social media following his resignation as Australia's test captain

Tim Paine has been mocked on social media following his resignation as Australia’s test captain

Paine resigned after his involvement in a sexting scandal four years ago was made public

Paine resigned after his involvement in a sexting scandal four years ago was made public

Paine resigned after his involvement in a sexting scandal four years ago was made public

Cricket fans on Twitter were quick to shoot the 36-year-old after his misdemeanor.

Cricket fans on Twitter were quick to shoot the 36-year-old after his misdemeanor.

Cricket fans on Twitter were quick to shoot the 36-year-old after his misdemeanor.

The 36-year-old sent a photo of his penis to a co-worker along with a series of lewd text messages, with one reading: ‘Do you want to taste my cock? F *** me, I’m seriously tough. ‘

As a player, Paine is quite outspoken and can rub opponents the wrong way. As a result, social media was quick to rejoice at his misstep on Twitter.

Stand-up comedian Adam Rozenbachs wasted no time nailing the boot when he wrote: ‘Tim Paine should know that a good cricketer doesn’t expose his middle stump. #The ashes ‘.

Australian announcer Michael Smyth was another who laughed at Paine’s expense. Uploading a picture of the 1896 statue of Cain in the public garden of the Tuileries in Paris, depicting the marble figure with head in hand, Smyth tweeted: ‘New statue of Tim Paine unveiled outside Adelaide Oval .. #TimPaine #Ashes #Cricket ‘.

Paine’s resignation means Australia is looking for its third test captain in recent years after Steve Smith was forced to resign following his role in the shameful ‘Sandpapergate’ ball handling scandal while touring Australia. 2018 for South Africa.

And that fact has not been lost either to the delight of many on social media.

Steve Smith cried when his scandal forced him to resign as test captain in 2018

Steve Smith cried when his scandal forced him to resign as test captain in 2018

Steve Smith cried when his scandal forced him to resign as test captain in 2018

Wiltshire based cricket club Ashton Keynes tweeted this pun: ‘Tim Paine has also been caught’ handling the ball ‘! When will these guys learn ?! ‘

Josh Moloney shared a Photoshopped image of Cricket Australia saying no to ball tampering, but allowing sexually illicit text to be submitted. He captioned it: ‘Cricket Australia got some screwed up priorities by making Tim Paine captain …’

Al also mocked an image that read: ‘0 days since the last Cricket Australia scandal’.

The England Barmy Army account mocked the fact that Paine cried at his press conference and drew comparisons to Smith who did the same when he had to resign. Marc Van de Velde also tweeted something similar.

Paine has often been compared as an inferior captain to the disgraced Smith and Brighty wrote: “And to sum up Tim Paine’s career as captain of Australia, he couldn’t even cry better than Steve Smith.”

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