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Langer Pleads for 'Respect'

By Michael Norwood
June 1 2019

Australia Cricket Coach Justin Langer has asked the great cricketing public this summer, to 'respect' both David Warner and Steve Smith, as they battle to come back into the game, they obviously didn't respect as they were being banned for their part in 'sandpapergate' which lead to a year long ban.

Langer though sayd they should be 'treated as human's and supporters should forget all the incident and respect the two for what they are.

"They made a mistake and paid a big price for it," Langer told the BBC ahead of his sides World Cup opener. "The media talk about earning respect and it's really important that people show respect as well." he went on.

Of course, England Cricket supporters will remember all too well the response to Stuart Broad going down under after the 'Trent Bridge edge catch', and having so much abuse not only from the supporters, but also the media as well, all egged on by then coach Darren Lehmann who wanted Broad to be 'gotten into in' by his then Australian side.

Langer concluded "I'd be disappointed by any player being booed at any cricket ground, regardless of what country they play for. It's never a good look when that happens."

So with Broad in mind and the treatement he suffered, we wonder if the call to 'respect' the pair, does actually make things worse and the booing just gets louder?

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Darren Gosling
04/06/2019 23:55
The Aussies shouldn't dish it out if they can't take it back.
About time they learnt to take the rough with the smooth....

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