The Federal member for Sturt, Leader of the House, Minister for Education and all around happy chappy Christopher Pyne has today taken his bat and ball and gone home after a friendly game of cricket with his fellow politicians went awry.
Pyne who was batting, was clean bowled by his opposite number Shadow Minister for Education Kate Ellis and given out by umpire Glenn Lazarus, a decision which the education minister disputed, claiming he wasn’t ready and the sun was in his eyes.
A perturbed Pyne spoke to The (un)Australian as he sat on Bronwyn Bishop’s knee while she comforted him, saying: “I clearly wasn’t ready so it should have been a dead ball, that wicked Glenn Lazarus wouldn’t listen to reason so I was left with no option but to take my bat and ball and go home.”
When contacted byThe (un)Australian, Senator Lazarus told his version of events, saying: “Christopher had a swing, missed and then claimed he wasn’t ready. I gave him out at which point he stomped his feet, picked up his bat and ball and went home.”
Pyne has called on the Australian people to voice their displeasure at Lazarus’s decision by signing his change.org petition to have it reversed.
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