The Block Australia 2022′s Omar Slaimankhel and Ozman “Oz” Malik were disqualified after purchasing a grand piano that had a discount of more than 50 per cent.

The boys were put in the hot seat during the September 25 episode, as Scotty Cam called them out for their rule-breaking decision in front of the other Blockheads during judging.

“The retail price of the piano is $36,000 bucks. You can’t go spend $7,500 bucks and expect me to let that slide, boys,” Scotty said before revealing that Omar and Oz could be disqualified for the unfair advantage.

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The Block Australia 2022′s Omar Slaimankhel and Ozman “Oz” Malik were threatened with disqualification during the September 25 episode. Source: Nine.

He continued: “The situation we’ve got here is, I haven’t seen the scores yet, but if you win tonight, I’m going to disqualify you tonight, and I’m going to take one point off each judge as well, for the leaderboard.”

Scotty urged the other contestants to put their hands up if they felt he was “being unfair to the boys” by disqualifying them. But – this being a competition – of course, nobody did.

The Block fans certainly didn’t agree, with many immediately pointing out that Omar and Oz shouldn’t have been penalised for being “good negotiators”.

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The grand piano was estimated to be worth $36,000, but Omar and Oz purchased the instrument for $7,500. Source: Nine.

After Omar and Oz could not compete in another wine-tasting challenge earlier this season because of their Muslim faith, some fans suspected the duo were being discriminated against.

The Block Fans Call Out the “Double Standard” Against Omzar and Oz

Some fans felt that there was a huge double standard for Omar and Oz compared to what we’ve seen on The Block in the past.

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Many felt Sharon Johal and Ankur Dogra got away with presenting to the judges an $800 mirror for $100 as their antique piece in their kitchen (which, yeah, is as weird as it sounds) during a challenge.

Others pointed out that Tania and Vito Guccione were embroiled in a huge cheating scandal last season and received fewer consequences.

Let’s hope it doesn’t impact the boys long term!

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