England score a dramatic last-gasp victor to clinch a stunning victory over favourites Australia in the netball final at the Commonwealth Games. "Again, we got that wrong", Beattie tweeted. "While Team England have apologised, I'm still gutted not to have the opportunity to represent my country after all the hard miles I've put in".
They expressed their disappointment over the decision to leave the athletes' entrance out of the broadcast, saying it was not the decision of the network.
However, Mr Beattie told Sunrise that the reason for leaving the athletes out was based on the competitors' welfare.
There was also concern after a large portion of the athletes and spectators left the ceremony before it had finished, leaving the stadium looking a little bare.
In front of a disappointing crowd at Carrara Stadium, Channel 7 host Johanna Griggs accused the event organisers of destroying a beloved tradition.
"They made the decision not to show the flagbearers".
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"This decision to bring the athletes into the stadium before the broadcast was operationally driven, given there were restrictions on being able to keep the athletes waiting in comfort".
"Organizers were confounded by local media to taking the spotlight away in Australia, also the athletes's flag-bearer Kurt Fearnley claimed it was &ldquo odd".
"Should they have been part of the actual ceremony that was broadcast?"
"You want to see the athletes come in".
"We missed out on all of that".
England's sprinters have become so dominant that even Usain Bolt is considering coming out of retirement to stop them. "I've never seen the stadium so empty halfway through a ceremony".