Fans divided as SAS 'villain' Firass Dirani asked to leave

Marni Dixit
·Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer
·4-min read

Tuesday night's episode of SAS Australia saw Firass Dirani once again being slammed by both the DS and the other recruits after going rogue on a mission that ended up failing.

The DS decide to wake the celebrity recruits up with a surprise gun attack. In the case of something like this, the celebs have been told to escape up the mountain to some trees.

Fans have slammed the celebrity recruits on SAS Australia for attempting to kick Firass Dirani off the show. Photo: Seven
Fans have slammed the celebrity recruits on SAS Australia for attempting to kick Firass Dirani off the show. Photo: Seven

Firass was the first person to wake up after hearing the first bullet and quickly ran off into the night, arriving at the meeting point first.

However, it appeared as though he felt guilty about running away and quickly guided the others up the mountain.

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The recruits were impressed that he finally did something for the team.

However, after doing a head count, they soon realised that Candice Warner was missing, after being grabbed as she tried to escape the base camp. Firass decided he was going to be the one to save her.

Firass realised Candice Warner was missing after doing a headcount and attempted to rescue her. Photo: Seven
Firass realised Candice Warner was missing after doing a headcount and attempted to rescue her. Photo: Seven

He scampered down the mountain without telling anyone of his secret mission to save Candice.

The actor snuck into camp and grabbed whatever he could to use as a weapon, ending up with an old metal pole and a blue cooking mitt that he used for added protection.

He creept up to the door, not realising the challenge was over and Candice was untied and waiting for the others to return.

Firass stormed through the door, wielding his metal pole and yelled: "Stay the f**k back!"

He lunged at one of the soldiers and he responded: "Oi! Get that f**kin’ **** away from me, d**khead!"

Another said: "Gimme that f**kin’ pole, prick. What are you doing?"

Unaware that the challenge had ended and Candice was untied, Firass stormed into camp to save her. Photo: Seven
Unaware that the challenge had ended and Candice was untied, Firass stormed into camp to save her. Photo: Seven

They began to mock him, with one saying: "The damsel in distress is now being rescued by the midget blue-fisted f**kin’ freak show!"

Unsurprisingly, the other recruits are furious about the fact Firass left on his own mission and they don't want to be punished for his mistakes anymore.

After unsuccessfully attempting to dob him in to the DS, they decided to hold an intervention.

They all told Firass why they wanted him to leave the show with Merrick Watts telling him: "Firass, it’s about you and you know it. There’s no bullsh*t. I think your behaviour dictates your actions, your actions dictate team results and the team results are … bad."

Shannon Ponton added: "Everybody so far has said they would not like to be with you heading into the next part. It is universal. So I’m asking you, as a man of integrity, to please hand your arm band in for the betterment of everyone else."

The SAS recruits attempted to force Firass to quit the show. Photo: Seven
The SAS recruits attempted to force Firass to quit the show. Photo: Seven

Firass told them he wouldn’t leave: "I can’t hand in my number. I belong here. That’s what I feel in my heart. My heart of hearts. I own it. I own me."

He told the cameras: "I'd feel terrible if I quit, because I would have let myself down and friends, I can't see myself quitting."

Fans took to Twitter to slam the group for bullying Firass.

One user wrote: "I have never once been “Team Firass” until this glorified mob bullying... I mean ‘group intervention’."

Another said: "Group bullying isn’t on. Firass show me what your made of!!"

One fan slammed the recruits, telling Firass to "prove them wrong". Photo: Twitter
One fan slammed the recruits, telling Firass to "prove them wrong". Photo: Twitter
Another said they were now firmly on Team Firass. Photo: Twitter
Another said they were now firmly on Team Firass. Photo: Twitter

Someone else added: "Good on ya Firass! Don't let those bullies try to get you to leave. They just want you to leave so they have a better chance of winning. Tell them to piss off!"

Another wrote: "Way to go, team — not. Where do you get off 'intervening' and bullying someone into quitting? Watching Firass stand up for himself gave me a new sense of respect for him. Prove them wrong, Firass! Forget the mistake; remember the lesson."

Some fans were less impressed by the actor.

One user joked they wouldn't even trust Firass on a Maccas run. Photo: Twitter
One user joked they wouldn't even trust Firass on a Maccas run. Photo: Twitter

"I wouldn’t trust Firass to do a Macca’s run," one user wrote.

"Firass is a self entitled & selfish brat. He should be lucky the hostage situation wasn’t in real life otherwise he’d be a dead idiot," another said.

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