"And the speeches ... they were way too long tonight".
The closing ceremony has been criticised as underwhelming, with Seven Network presenters slamming organisers for not providing vision of athletes entering Carrara Stadium.
CGF Chief Executive Officer, David Grevemberg CBE said: "The athletes have helped us write a new chapter in our modern Commonwealth's history".
Generally, the Commonwealth Games closing ceremony acts as a celebration of the athletes achievements - a giant love-in and thank you as the host nation hands over the reins to the future hosts with a big party.
"But beyond medals, we got to finals in major events which we did not near in the last 10 years".
"I felt elated when Jamaican Athletics Technical Director said this is about the first time Nigerian athletes are being professional".
These Games - the first major multi-sport event to feature gender medal event equality - provided not only a platform for Canada's young, developing stars of tomorrow, it also showcased the strength of Canadian women athletes. They made the decision not to show the flag bearers. They face Scotland in the bronze medal game.
Singer Guy Sebastian performs during the closing ceremony. Hosts Johanna Griggs and Basil Zempilas told viewers the absence of athletes from Channel Seven's coverage was beyond its control. "Should they (the athletes) have been a part of the actual ceremony that was broadcast?"
Usually, the athletes would be held back and enter the stadium to the cheers of the waiting crowd and with superstar paralympian and Gold Medal victor Kurt Fearnley tasked with bringing in the Australian flag, it would have been a moment for us - the host nation - to really applaud the efforts of our team.
However, Mr Beattie told Sunrise that the reason for leaving the athletes out was based on the competitors' welfare.
Zempilas also took aim at some of the speeches during proceedings.
Ruck, 17, took home eight medals to become the most decorated Canadian female athlete ever at a single Commonwealth Games. As part of her closing remarks, the CGF President announced that the hugely successful Games mascot Borobi - whose name means Koala in local language - would continue its work and be used after the Games to support and raise funds for the Yugambeh community. They made decisions not to have athletes enter the stadium. Yes we did get it wrong.
" There are no athletes in here and I have never seen a stadium so empty halfway through a ceremony".
Numerous athletes including Usain Bolt also departed the stadium early before the ceremony ended.
In a statement sent during the Ceremony, Gold Coast 2018 admitted it was not at full capacity but claimed there were over 30,000 people in the Stadium. "I am not interested in blaming anyone else".