Not only was the decisive fourth day of the Lord's Test prefaced by more laments Down Under from their sacked coach Mickey Arthur but then, with Australia well on the way to 235 all out, more divisive remarks emerged on Twitter from a less obvious source - the brother of their absent opening batsman David Warner.
To cap all of that, perhaps, it was all Australia needed to learn - also via Twitter - of a cheeky challenge for an extra fixture this summer, purportedly from the unheralded German cricket team.
Beaten captain Michael Clarke sought no hiding place as he accepted personal responsibility for Australia's woes, but vowed too that they can buck almost all previous historical trends by battling back to somehow win this series.
"We have so much support, with so many Australians around...we are letting everyone down at the moment with the way we are batting," he said.
Australia's latest setback is a sixth consecutive Test defeat, after their 4-0 series loss in India.
The last time they suffered a sequence that bad, almost 30 years ago, captain Kim Hughes resigned in tears.
At the suggestion, in his post-match press conference, that he surely will not be doing that, Clarke said: "Presume nothing ..."
After some nervous giggles, then a short but awkward silence, he added: "You do take it to heart more as captain, because you care about your team-mates, but I felt the same when I was just a player.
"It used to hurt me just as much.
"I am as responsible, if not more accountable, for my poor performance...this team needs me, when I get a start, to go on and make a big score."
Clarke remains optimistic nonetheless about what will seem to many to be a near miracle outcome to the summer.
"I'm still confident we can win this series," he said.
"I know a lot of the crowd laughed when I said that, and rightly so with the position we are in right now, but most of our top order have made a 50 (in this series) and we need someone who can go on and make a big hundred, as England have done."
Before Clarke spoke, Arthur had his say again as he revisited the reasons for his claims for unfair dismissal against Cricket Australia.
The South African's former employers subsequently released their own statement, confirming they dispute his version of events.
Arthur was replaced by Darren Lehmann little more than two weeks before the start of this summer's Ashes, after Australia were eliminated in the group stages of the Champions Trophy.
Their tour had already got off to the rockiest of starts when Warner was suspended for landing a punch on England batsman Joe Root in a Birmingham bar after losing to the hosts in that limited-overs tournament.
Arthur then inadvertently caused more disruption two days before the start of this Test match when leaked legal documents included his claims that Clarke and senior all-rounder Shane Watson are at loggerheads.
He said: "In spite what has been a deliberate campaign against me in the past days, I am still willing to resolve this dispute on a fair and just basis.
"I never wanted to launch legal action, but Cricket Australia simply left me no option.
"(Cricket Australia chief executive) James Sutherland himself said that, to an extent, I had been made, quote: 'a scapegoat'."
Warner's brother Steven delivered the next blow via Twitter, voicing his low personal opinion of Watson.
On Sunday afternoon, Warner himself responded by releasing a statement through CA disassociating himself from his sibling's remarks.
All of the above followed a gaffe by CA themselves on Saturday, via Twitter, when their official account contained obscene criticism of an umpiring decision which went against the tourists.
Then late on Sunday afternoon, yet another tweet - this time from a Cricket Germany account - mocked CA's 'ReturnTheUrn' hashtag for this summer, adding: "If you fancy a competitive game, we are only an hour's flight from London."
In the circumstances, it did Clarke credit that he could retain an equable public mood and a sense of reason - although he may need to start the healing process by catching up with the times.
"Half of my problem, I guess, is that I walked into such a great Australian team that won as a habit - and that was something I became accustomed to," he said.
"I don't want that to change."