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Sport'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith

00:25  20 august  2019
00:25  20 august  2019 Source:   theage.com.au

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' Distasteful ': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith . A string of prominent cricketers and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have rushed to defend Smith in particular, after the batsman was loudly booed by England fans at Lord's on Saturday when he returned to the pitch

Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has described the booing of Australian Steve Smith during the Ashes series as “ distasteful ” and says the batsman Smith received a standing ovation for a fighting 92 at Lord’s despite being struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer — which ruled him out of the

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Britain's sports minister has ripped into England fans, saying their booing of star Australian batsman Steve Smith was distasteful.

Speaking exclusively to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Nigel Adams said England fans should be cheering, not jeering at a batsman so mesmerising.

Smith, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner have all been booed during their appearances during the first and second Ashes Test matches at Edgbaston and Lord's.

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(Reuters) – Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has described the booing of Australian Steve Smith during the Ashes series as “ distasteful ” and says FILE PHOTO: Cricket - Ashes 2019 - Second Test - England v Australia - Lord's Cricket Ground, London, Britain - August 17, 2019 Australia's Steve

Britain's sports minister Nigel Adams has described the booing of Australian Steve Smith during the Ashes series as " distasteful " and says the batsman Smith received a standing ovation for a fighting 92 at Lord's despite being struck on the neck by a Jofra Archer bouncer -- which ruled him out of the

'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith © Latika Bourke Australian batsman Steve Smith with UK Sports Minister Nigel Adams at a function last week.

A string of prominent cricketers and Prime Minister Scott Morrison have rushed to defend Smith in particular after the batsman was loudly booed by England fans at Lord's on Saturday when he returned to the pitch after being knocked to the ground by a searing delivery from paceman Jofra Archer that struck him in the neck.

Smith retired hurt suffering concussion, but resumed his innings 40 minutes later, eventually getting out lbw. He is now in a race against time to be passed fit for the third Test starting at Headingley on Thursday. The former captain needs to train in Leeds and then face the team’s back-up fast bowlers in the nets on Wednesday as well as pass concussion tests.

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Britain's sports minister has ripped into England fans , saying their booing of star Australian batsman Steve Smith was distasteful . Speaking exclusively to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Nigel Adams said England fans should be cheering, not jeering at a batsman so mesmerising.

(Reuters) - Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has described the booing of Australian Steve Smith during the Ashes series as “ distasteful ” and says the. “The vast majority of the Lord’s crowd were on their feet applauding Steve Smith after his innings but a small amount of booing from a tiny element

'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith © PA Australia's Steve Smith was booed during the Ashes Test match at Lord's.

While the Australian Cape Town trio has been booed extensively during their British tour over the sandpaper scandal, Saturday's booing of Smith has been widely condemned, including by Mr Morrison who said it was a "total Ashes foul".

Britain's sports minister Nigel Adams said it was time for the booing to stop.

"The vast majority of the Lord’s crowd were on their feet applauding Steve Smith after his innings but a small amount of booing from a tiny element of the crowd has made the news," he said.

"It’s distasteful and we have to remember that the Aussie players who got themselves into trouble have been punished and done the time.

"Smith, in particular, is a brilliant batsman and whilst of course, I don’t want him getting too many runs while he’s over here, he’s mesmerising to watch and as genuine sports fans we should be applauding him, not jeering."

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Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has condemned England cricket fans who have been booing Australian batsman Steve Smith , calling their behaviour “ distasteful ” and saying it is time for the jeering to stop. Smith and teammates David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been roundly

Britain’s sports minister Nigel Adams has condemned England cricket fans who have been booing Australian batsman Steve Smith , calling their behaviour “ distasteful ” and saying it is time for the jeering to stop. Smith and team-mates David Warner and Cameron Bancroft have been roundly

Adams, a cricket nut, is Secretary of the Lords and Commons Cricket Club and is a Lord's centurion, having scored 125 not out against the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) while captaining his side in 2014.

He was one of a string of prominent British and Australian politicians and figures to attend a reception for the Australian Men's Cricket team at the Australian High Commission last week.

Former bowler and Australian coach Jason "Dizzy" Gillespie said, while the boos were going to happen after the sandpaper incident, Saturday's were not only disappointing but also hypocritical.

"I think it has been disappointing to hear the boos when he was hit by Jofra and certainly when he came back out to bat," Gillespie said.

"There are some short memories within these shores - a number of players have been guilty of changing the condition of the ball - including English players - I don’t believe they have been subjected to the same treatment as Smith," he said.

On Monday, Mr Morrison defended the former Australian skipper, saying he had handled the past year with a "real humility" and answered his critics with his performance, which included a double ton in the first Test.

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English fans have drawn the ire of the rest of the cricketing world after some savage treatment of Steve The boos for the trio were widely expected, however the reaction to Smith ’s incredible century left And it wasn’t just the fans , with the UK press also savaging Smith . England reached 0-10 at

Britain's sports minister did not hold back and lashed out at the England fans for booing Australian batsman Steve Smith . “The vast majority of the Lord’s crowd were on their feet applauding Steve Smith after his innings but a small amount of booing from a tiny element of the crowd has made the

"A draw for the second test but it was a total Ashes foul for the crowd at Lords to boo Steve Smith," Mr Morrison tweeted.

"His performance on the pitch during his return to Test Match cricket in the UK demands nothing other than respect.

"He’s a champion and has handled the events of the past year with real humility. I’m extremely proud of Steve Smith, not just because he comes from the Shire. The crowd could learn a thing or two from Steve Smith.

"I look forward to him answering his hecklers with bat & ball in hand to bring home the Ashes."

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'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
'Distasteful': UK sports minister condemns England fans for booing Steve Smith
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