Former Premier League star Charlie Austin criticizes ‘AWFUL’ Australian TV as English expatriate struggles to adapt after moving to Brisbane… and even Australians agree!
Charlie Austin traded the rain and cold for sunshine and beaches earlier this year, but there are some comforts of home the Englishman is sorely missing after he took to Twitter about the standard of TV in Australia.
The 33-year-old joined Brisbane Roar from Queen’s Park Rangers at the end of the 2021-22 season, putting aside his fear of spiders and snakes to move to Down Under and become the club’s tent for the new campaign.
Austin has scored three goals in six appearances since joining Warren Moon’s side, but off the pitch the Englishman is far from impressed with the quality of programming on Aussie TV compared to Blighty.
Charlie Austin has taken to Twitter to vent his frustrations with Australian television
‘Australian TV is terrible!!!!!’ he posted to his 164,000 Twitter followers.
And many Aussies agreed with the Englishman’s analysis, with a plethora of answers confirming that there isn’t much to offer when it comes to quality rendering.
“You’re not wrong, we hate it here,” replied one fan.
Another said, ‘Aussie’s OK,’ while a third added, ‘Imagine what it was like 30 years ago…well not much different…was c**p then and c**p now. ‘
“Nobody in Australia really watches TV anymore.”
The Englishman joined Queen’s Park Rangers’ Brisbane Roar as their tent signature
However, he is clearly unimpressed with the quality of television offered Down Under
Meanwhile, a follower outlined that Australians don’t spend much time indoors and claimed Britons are demanding more from TV channels because of the bad weather.
“Because we do things other than watching TV,” replied @woolydave17. ‘We are not locked in our houses for 8 months a year because of the weather.’
Austin has made a big impact since moving to Down Under, and was filmed launching a foul-mouthed diatribe against one of his Roar teammates during their 2-0 loss to Melbourne City at Suncorp Stadium.
Many fans agreed with the experienced striker’s opinion on Twitter on Tuesday evening
Roar defender Connor Chapman was at fault for both of the visitors’ goals and Austin expressed his anger during a tense halftime showdown.
‘Game management? F*** me,’ he begins. “Hey Chappo… Chappo! The ball is running out, don’t kick it out, it’s our damn goal kick.
‘Look out, suck it in! Get damn dirty! You gave away a damn corner [and] they score! You missed the first, you missed the damn second.
“And then the guy chops back and you’re dangling your goddamn leg. What the hell are you doing man! They do that in the [Under] 12s man, this is professional football. Damn hell. Defend yourself!’