Canberra: Outgoing Australian prime minister Tony Abbott was in for a rather 'tearless' tribute on Twitter as he was defeated by Malcolm Turbull in a leadership challenge on Monday.
No sooner did the Australians learn about the ouster of Tony Abbott in the surprise snap ballot, than the Twitter went crazy as hilarious tweets with hashtag #PutOutYourOnions poured in to mark Abbott's departure as prime minister.
The Twitteratis posted hilarious reactions on their outgoing PM Abbott's defeat in the leadership challenge, remembering his onion-eating moment in Tasmania when he had bitten into a whole raw onion while touring a farm.
The hashtag #PutOutYourOnions is derived from #PutOutYourBats that trended on Twitter when the Australians put their bats out to pay tribute to the batsman Phillip Hughes, who had died last year after being hit on the head by a ball.
That was a sombre tribute.
However, the latest reactions coming from Aussies on the departure of Abbott from PM's post, are far from being sad or tearful.
Here are some of the most hilarious reactions:
— Nick Klau (@nickklau) September 14, 2015
— Amanda Mack (@mandymcn) September 14, 2015
— Jane Monty Griffiths (@janegriffiths10) September 14, 2015
Australians all let us rejoice for we are onion free! #PutOutYourOnions
— Damien Tann (@dptann) September 14, 2015
#PutOutYourOnions is probably the best political hashtag I've ever witnessed.
— Brianne Worth (@ruckuslike) September 14, 2015
— Tiyana Matliovski (@tiyana_m88) September 14, 2015
— Sophia Phan (@Sophia_Phan) September 14, 2015
— Sami Shah (@samishah) September 14, 2015
Say what you will about Tony Abbott, he sure ate a lot of onions #PutOutYourOnions
— Jess Hodder (@jesshodder) September 14, 2015
— Susie (@_BowlofCherries) August 18, 2015
Australia...you do a political spill so well #PutOutYourOnions
— Katie Bradford (@katieabradford) September 14, 2015