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AFL Player Mitch Robison Slammed For 'Disgusting Act' During Queensland Floods

Max Sherry

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AFL Player Mitch Robison Slammed For 'Disgusting Act' During Queensland Floods

Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@mitchrobinson

Mitch Robinson has found himself in the firing line from angry fans online after posting a video of himself swimming in water during the Queensland floods.

The Australian state of Queensland is currently experiencing some of the most torrential rain in years with the flash flooding reportedly leaving at least seven people dead already.

Many homes, businesses and roads around the region have been affected and AFL star Robinson was one of those impacted.

The Brisbane Lions player shared a video on his social media showing his backyard which was completely under water.

"Just a bit of rain here in Brisbane," he captioned the clip.

But it was his second upload which appeared to anger a few people online.

In a bid to lighten the mood a bit, Robinson decided to share a video of himself doing a couple of laps in his flooded backyard.

Wearing just his budgy smugglers and a pair of goggles, the Lions star dived into the water and did some freestyle strokes.

He even dubbed the clip with commentary from Bruce McAvaney calling an Olympic swimming event.

"Always wanted a lap pool! #brisbaneflood," he said in the caption

The clip seemed fairly innocent at the time, but not everyone was saw the funny side of things.

One person commented: "Mate you can practically see the gastro radiating from the water."

While another added: "Last time Brisbane flooded there were official warnings about the water because it was absolutely HEAVING with human waste."

A bunch of news outlets also covered it, Yahoo Sport calling it a "disgusting act" in their headline.

But Robinson wasn't having a bar of the criticism coming his way and even bit back at one woman who claimed his stunt was "not the smartest thing you've ever done".

"Grow up Helen," Robinson replied.

"Could get sick walking into a cafe, don't know why you'd feel the need to tweet that."

Most of Robinson's followers did, however, enjoy the light-hearted video as the flocked to the comments section to either tag their mates or give it a like.

Credit: Instagram/@mitchrobinson
Credit: Instagram/@mitchrobinson

According to reports, around 50,000 homes in Queensland are without power as a result of the floodwaters.

State premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has also announced that thousands of schools will be shut as a result of the serious weather conditions.

Queensland's government put out an alert on their WorkSafe website, saying: "Environmental conditions after storms and floods increase the risk for infectious diseases."

Meanwhile, NSW Health confirmed: "Flood waters contaminated with sewage may carry a range of viruses, bacteria and parasites."

Topics: Aussie Rules, afl, Australia

Max Sherry
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