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Fans irked over Lee swearing
Ashish Magotra |
February 15, 2003 21:35 IST
Controversy never seems to leave the Australian team alone. First it was the Darren Lehmann incident in Australia; now paceman Brett Lee finds himself in the middle of an unpleasant row
A complaint is likely to be filed against the Australian fast bowler because of his conduct during the India- Australia match, during which he is alleged to have abused a group of Indian and South African fans.
Shayden Singh, who is communications manager and founder of the 'Bharat Army' (group of Indian fans), was critical about the incident.
"We were sitting behind Lee and there was a lot of friendly, funny banter going on. All light-hearted stuff, no swear words were used.
"In recent times there has been a lot of talk about Brett Lee's action, so were just talking aloud about that when he suddenly turned around and started swearing at us, first in English and then in Hindi," Shayden said.
"I was just five yards away from him and there is no way I am making a mistake here. I was made all the more angry by the fact that there were impressionable young children around and this is not the kind of stuff that you want them hear.
"There were at least five of us, including two South African fans, who will definitely complain to the ICC and the World Cup organizing committee about the incident. We are hoping that action will be taken against Lee," he added.