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Gavin Robertson: Warne behaviour belongs in the past

Sportal January 10, 2013, 1:43 pm

We want so much today.

We want better phones, iPads and more camera angles as we are now hooked on reality and opinion.

Cricket's on-field microphones have become an entertainment tool for players to bring more into our living rooms, although we live in hope that an emotional person doesn't make a slip of the tongue.

Shane Keith Warne is that type of emotional player who has been to cricket entertainment what Elvis was to the male pelvis moving in ways unseen before.

He has changed the game and how it's played. The only drawback is his personality does not fit that of the aristocratic cricket captain who normally graduated as a prefect in high school due to his ability to handle the politics.

Warne v Marlon Samuels was perceived as the BBL yearning for some publicity off the back of the Test series finishing.

It was also thought to be an example as to why Shane Warne can be a dangerous leader for a cricket board whose moral fibre is very much set in stone and more akin to the early 20th century than recent times.

We have a history of not always treating the rest of the sporting world with respect.

Do we really believe that Marlon Samuels was going to sit back and cop our crap and not take a stance?

West Indian history tells us that if you hit them they hit back.

Samuels plays hard and pushes the boundaries as we have here in Australia for many years.

Warne felt he would stand up for a mate in David Hussey and publicly rebuke Samuels.

It was a situation that gave you an insight into the greatest bowler who has ever lived.

In the 70s, Warne would be looked upon as an icon.

Today he is at risk of becoming a caricature of himself.

Cricket Australia was right to fine and suspend him, if only to send a message to youngsters that such outrageous behaviour cannot and will not be tolerated.

It also backs up the decision by those who marked Warne's papers 'never to captain' all those years ago.

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  1. underarm_bowler12:36pm Friday 11th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    I go back to school to teach kiddies like little kock rooster correct grammar and pronunciation.

  2. underarm_bowler10:33pm Thursday 10th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    Well done Warne in showing the youngsters of today how not to tolerate bullying behaviour. He should not be fined nor banned but should be commended for his behaviour. Rooster should be fired and burned

  3. underarm_bowler08:06pm Thursday 10th January 2013 ESTReport Abuse

    What do you know dopey. Warner behaviour was appropriate. If you think australians are going to be pushed around by gollywogs or any other ethnics you are mistaken, with the exception of the uneducated and illiterate rooster