Ninja Warrior viewers express disappointment over disqualification of deaf contestant

Viewers of the popular new competition series Ninja Warrior have taken to social media to vent their disappointment after deaf contestant Paul Cashion was disqualified.

The heartbreaking scenes played out on Channel Nine on Sunday night, when Cashion’s foot accidentally touched the water during the first obstacle.

After failing to hear the siren, the courageous warrior kept competing until he was finally flagged down by his son on the sidelines who had to break the unfortunate news.


The network seemed to have touched a nerve with viewers at home, with many taking to Facebook and Twitter after Cashion’s performance.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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