Aussie Cricketer Michael Slater Booted From Qantas Flight

Ross Houston
May 23, 2019

Former Australian legend Michael Slater was reportedly kicked off a domestic flight named Qantas flight from Sydney to Wagga on Sunday after a heated contention including two ladies.

Macquarie Sports Radio, citing eyewitnesses, said the row erupted between Slater and two women as they boarded a flight from Sydney to his hometown Wagga Wagga on Sunday.

Slater's management reportedly denies witness reports that he locked himself in the plane bathroom, however they did confirm that the incident as a whole took place. Slater said that he had been arguing with two friends while boarding the flight.

It continues a torrid time for Slater, after a bombshell report suggested he was on the verge of being sacked from commentary duties by Channel Seven.

As they were doing the safety briefings he stayed in the bathroom.

Qantas said "a male passenger was asked to leave the aircraft for being disruptive" and that "he complied with the crew's request", but would release no further details.

Macquarie Radio representatives relayed the story to Ray Hadley and 2GB this afternoon, describing chaotic scenes that wound up causing the flight to be delayed by 30 minutes while Slater was removed from the flight and order was restored.

"At this stage of the cricket season, Michael is working for a number of broadcasters", a Seven spokesman said, according to the Daily Telegraph.

Slater played 74 Tests and 42 one-day internationals for Australia, scoring over 6000 runs across both formats.

"He doesn't actually come back into our world until the start of the season". As per the reports carried by Australia media, Slater has refused to unlock the door.

The incident follows reports last week Slater is on the outer at the Seven Network due to rumours of an unreliable nature and suggestions he is hard to work with.

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