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.
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The network seemed to have touched a nerve with viewers at home, with many taking to Facebook and Twitter after Cashion’s performance.
— Ninja Warrior (@NinjaWarriorAU) July 16, 2017
— Tree Fiddy (@sammywgeec) July 16, 2017
#NinjaWarriorAU I literally don’t even wanna watch the rest of the show, I actually feel so upset. Paul should have been given another go😓
— em (✿◠‿◠) (@emilysinclair20) July 16, 2017
That is the most crushing television of all time. My god Paul 😭 #NinjaWarriorAU
— Dan Ranson (@danranson_) July 16, 2017
— Billie (@EternalLumos) July 16, 2017
Please give Paul another chance #NinjaWarriorAU My boys didn’t want to watch it after that – they felt too sad for Paul.
— Siobhan Siedlecki (@shix75) July 16, 2017
#NinjaWarriorAU Personally, I think it should of communicated to Paul, that you can’t touch the water.
— Betty Kukoo (@miz_nats) July 16, 2017
That was the saddest thing I’ve seen, high expectations with his family watching and a shaky start, give Paul another another go please 🙂
— Colleen (@ColleenRussell2) July 16, 2017
his face when he realised was heartbreaking, hope they have something better in place if another hearing impaired person enters!
— Tayla Richter (@tayla_richter) July 16, 2017