'Blatant disregard': Erin Molan lashes out at 'appalling' Australians

Chris Young
Sports Reporter
Erin Molan has taken aim at people who continue to flout social distancing guidelines aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus. (Photo by Jason McCawley/Getty Images)

Erin Molan has taken to Twitter to slam the ‘appalling’ behaviour of people who continue to flout social distancing rules aimed at reducing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

As cases of the disease continue to rise in Australia, particularly in NSW and Victoria, Molan, replying to a tweet describing the deaths of 51 doctors in Italy due to the outbreak in the European nation, took aim at Australian people she said were ignoring health advice aimed at ‘flattening the curve’.

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“To all the people I drove past on my way to work ... gathering in streets, having house parties, sun baking in groups - this is for you,” the Channel 9 NRL reporter wrote.

“I don’t care if you don’t watch the news - we all know - this isn’t ignorance - it’s blatant disregard.

“It’s terrifying. 51 DOCTORS DEAD. ENOUGH.”

Molan also described voters being compelled to turn up for Queensland council elections on Saturday as ‘appalling’.

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Earlier in March, Molan also used her Twitter account to shame people who had been panic-buying and hoarding ventolin.

She later appeared on Nova radio to discuss the ‘confronting’ situation the Aussie footy codes find themselves in.

“It’s confronting, it’s unsettling and tough on absolutely everyone and I think the only way we’re going to get through this is with the realisation that we are not alone,” Molan said.

“The NRL made the decision (to suspend the season), it was absolutely inevitable, I’m surprised we got two rounds to be honest. It was the right decision, it had to happen.

“There’s hundreds and thousands of people who make a living from rugby league, whether they work in offices, whether they work in events or pubs. It’s really tough for everyone but we are a strong, resilient country and it’s a strong, resilient game and when it comes back, people will want to watch it more. I can’t wait for that day to come.