Sunrise's David Koch called Mr Beattie out over the excuse of considering the "welfare of athletes", with previous closing ceremonies always featuring the athletes.
Seven has slammed the host broadcaster and organising committee of the Commonwealth Games following an issue with the broadcast of its closing ceremony.
Australia had won gold at four of the last five Commonwealth Games since Kuala Lumpur in 1998. They made the decision not to show the flag bearers. Without a shadow of doubt among the greatest athletes of their respective sports but faced with questions about their future quite often now, the duo made a decision to show what it means to turn the clock back.
"People are thinking that Channel Seven has chosen not to show pictures of athletes or not to show the flagbearer, Kurt Fearnley, or other flagbearers", Griggs said.
Beattie also conceded there had been too many speakers during the Ceremony.
"We wanted athletes to be part of and enjoy the Closing Ceremony".
After his emotional retirement from worldwide competition, a proud Fearnley had the honour of leading the Australian team into the stadium for the closing ceremony.
"Even my sports minister came to cheer me on, my country will be very proud", said Kom, who is a member of Upper House in India's Parliament.
"Look, we understand many people have been disappointed by tonight's closing ceremony". "And, to be honest, so have we".
"I'm still strong from here and here", said Kom, pointing to her heart and her head.
"There's no athletes in here. We missed out on that, and I tell you, they've been repaid - there's no athletes in here, and I've never seen a stadium so empty half way through a ceremony".
Zempilas also took aim at some of the speeches during proceedings.
"It was an incredible feeling to share the stage with so many unbelievable musicians and artists and to hear thousands of voices singing along with me!" she wrote.
Presenters for the Seven Network, the Australian broadcast rights holders for the Games, added to the opprobrium, teeing off at Games organisers because the vision they provided did not include the athletes entering the stadium. "I thought it was 50-50 bout", Amit said after his loss. "We got that wrong", Mr Beattie admitted on Twitter.
GOLDOC has admitted to being at fault in a statement today, acknowledging that its decisions did not provide the opportunity for the television audiences to share the moment.
NAN also reports that three Nigerians entered semi-final of 100m men while two of them got to final. You want to see the athletes coming in, you want to see them jumping in front of the camera, you want to see them celebrating 11 days of great sport. Now, I'm sorry, if I get a chance I'll apologise to Kurt (Fearnley) this morning.