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Australian Ninja Warrior contestant  Matthew Marazita mocked by trolls over his vegan diet

‘Reckon if he had eaten a steak he’d have completed the course!’ Vegan Australian Ninja Warrior contestant Matthew Marazita mocked by online trolls over his meat-free diet

Matthew Marazita fell short of completing the course on Monday night’s episode of Australian Ninja Warrior. 

And some cruel online trolls saw it fit to slam the athletic 21-year-old over his vegan diet. 

Several viewers took to Twitter to take pot shots at hunky Matt, sharing cliché jokes about vegans, who do not consume meat or animal products. 

'Reckon if he had eaten a steak he'd have completed the course!' Vegan Australian Ninja Warrior contestant Matthew Marazita was mocked by online trolls over his meat-free diet after his appearance on the show on Monday night

‘Reckon if he had eaten a steak he’d have completed the course!’ Vegan Australian Ninja Warrior contestant Matthew Marazita was mocked by online trolls over his meat-free diet after his appearance on the show on Monday night 

One person Tweeted: ‘Maybe if he had a steak, Matt would get to the top?’

Another wrote: ‘Reckon if Matty the vegan had eaten a steak before that, he’d have completed the course!’ 

Yet another person watching at home Tweeted: ‘Not enough protein!’ referring to a common misconception about vegan diets. 

Response: Several viewers took to Twitter to take pot shots at Matt, sharing cliché jokes about vegans, who do not consume meat or animal products

Response: Several viewers took to Twitter to take pot shots at Matt, sharing cliché jokes about vegans, who do not consume meat or animal products

Someone else wrote:  ‘Matty probably would have finished the course with some meat in his diet #vegansuck’. 

One person claimed that the Salmon Ladder tripped Matt up: ‘Couldn’t we have got him a tofu ladder… or is he okay with salmon?’ they wrote. 

Matt had earlier made it up the Warped Wall in order to qualify for the semi finals, but was felled by the Invisible Ladder on Monday night. 

So close! Matt made it up the Warped Wall in order to qualify for the semi finals, but was felled by the Invisible Ladder on Monday night

So close! Matt made it up the Warped Wall in order to qualify for the semi finals, but was felled by the Invisible Ladder on Monday night

Fallen man: The made it most of the way before letting go of one ring and falling

Fallen man: The made it most of the way before letting go of one ring and falling 

Working it: The Remedial Massage Student from Melbourne didn't do too badly, coming in forth in the semi finals

Working it: The Remedial Massage Student from Melbourne didn’t do too badly, coming in forth in the semi finals

He was cheered on by a large group of very enthusiastic friends, all wearing veggie shirts to support him. 

The Remedial Massage Student from Melbourne didn’t do too badly, coming in forth in the semi finals. 

The inspirational young man overcame depression, during which he says he was stuck in his room feeling down, to train for the show. 

Winner: The inspirational young man overcame depression, during which he says he was stuck in his room feeling down, to train for the show

Winner: The inspirational young man overcame depression, during which he says he was stuck in his room feeling down, to train for the show

 

Daily Mail UK

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