Cricket fans across the country were left heart broken as India was knocked out of the World Cup after a semi-final defeat against Australia. People united in mourning the loss on social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook.

But when one of the country’s leading English news channels Times Now began tweeting out as well as flashing on its television screen the hashtag #ShamedinSydney, people did not take kindly to it and things quickly backfired.

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Screenshot of the trending tags.

Netizens slammed the news channel on Twitter for their hashtag questioning team India, making the hashtag #ShameOnTimesNow trend worldwide.

Here are some of the tweets that criticised the channel:

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#ShameOnTimesNow trends worldwide as news channel takes on team India