By: Steve Dellar | 03-31-2018 | News
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Australia – Biggest Sports Scandal Ends In Tears (Video)

The Australian media has been focused on one thing and one thing only for the past few days: the cricket ball-tampering scandal (during the South Africa – Australia test match) which has hurt the national pride of its citizens and brought emotional apologies from Prime Minister Turnbull as well as the players of the national team.

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Today was the turn of the man at the centre of the scandal himself, Mr David Warner. As many others, he was also clearly overcome with emotion when offering a countrywide apology for his behaviour in a choking voice. Mr Warner stated that he had unfortunately made a decision that he “will regret as long as I live”.

“First and foremost in my mind is the wellbeing of family.”

“In the back of my mind I suppose there is a tiny ray of hope that I may one day be given the privilege of playing for my country again, but I am resigned to the fact that that may never happen.”

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Suspended Australian cricket star David Warner has issued a much-anticipated apology for his part in the ball-tampering scandal. <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#9News</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) <a href="">March 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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“It’s tough for me to talk about where my thought space was on that day, given the circumstances of what happened in Durban,” Mr Warner continued.

“But I am here to take full responsibility for my actions, for the part that I played on day three at Newlands in Cape Town.”

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Its now <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#warner</a> 😥 Its so hurting to see a big man on <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#tears</a> 😓<a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DavidWarner</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BallTampering</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BallTamperingScandal</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#PressConference</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Warner</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#SandpaperGate</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#insideout</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AUSvSA</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Australia</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Australiancricket</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#cricket</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#AussieCheats</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#ChristopherNolan</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#NZvENG</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Raj Romba NallaPayan (@Raj_nallapayan) <a href="">March 31, 2018</a></blockquote>

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When asked by the press whether he understood the country’s shame over his actions, he stated: “I’m not surprised at all, we let our country down.”

“We made a bad decision. I played my part in that but, as I said, it’s going to take a long time to earn that respect back from the Australian public.”

For his actions during the game, Mr Warner was handed a 1-year ban by the Australian cricket federation and his sponsors (like LG and Asics) have dropped their dealings with him.


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stephen No. 21975 2018-03-31 : 20:03

the real error committed here is assuming cricket is a real sport. cricket belongs in the category of such pastimes as wiffle -ball and tiddly-winks

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