The Best of #SokkahTwitter 2018 – Quarter Final 2
Previously: The Optus World Cup debacle defeated the A-League expansion decision comfortably. Malcolm Conn (strewth!!) had a similar result against Leroy George and his pussy season.
They now face off for a place in the Final 4.
Quarter Final 2 – Best of #SokkahTwitter 2018
Optus World Cup debacle
Malcolm Conn (Strewth!!) – Cricket Aus media manager who ripped into soccer then the cricket ball scandal happened.
Read about them here: https://t.co/tpVcDPYDlE
— Around the Bloc (@ATBWSW) January 22, 2019
Optus World Cup Debacle
Optus had a massive fanfare leading into the World Cup of what they were offering to the public during the tournament. $15 a month, all games live and on demand. Heaps of content outside of the games. The future looked bright. And then Match Day 1 happened. The servers crashed. No one could watch the games. If they did, it buffered constantly.
Optus assured that they would fix it for the next round of games, but people were still experiencing major problems. SBS started showing all the group stage live to help alleviate the pressure on Optus.
The Prime Minister at the time Malcolm Turnbull got involved and made Optus look bad and demanded SBS show all the games (despite his Government reducing SBS’s funding in the first place which forced them to sell the rights). Eventually all games were shown on SBS alongside Optus’ offering. It was a PR disaster for them and the outrage was heard across the nation across generations hating on internet related content and demanding that all games should always be on SBS. SBS came out looking the heroes and Optus have only just now started to recover from the negative feedback.
Malcolm Conn. Comms Manager at Cricket NSW. Never misses a beat when it comes to laying the boot into football for no reason other than his hate of the sport.
When the news came out that NRMA were pulling their sponsorship from Western Sydney Wanderers he tweeted this:
Seven figures! Strewth! pic.twitter.com/Umvzs34wGg
— Malcolm Conn (@malcolmconn) March 24, 2018
Within a week, Australian Cricket had their biggest scandal with the ball tampering fiasco. Captains sacked, people fined, sponsors leaving for MORE than 7 figures.
#SokkahTwitter didn’t let Conn forget it. He was bombarded with tweets as he remained eerily silent throughout the saga:
Stones, glass houses and all.