Former England players have lambasted Australian opener David Warner on Twitter after he was indulged in an ugly bar hassle with English cricketer Joe Root.
Former England allrounder Andrew Flintoff's Twitter Handle "@flintoff11" read "With the bat @davidwarner31 will try and hit anything when it comes to people he just goes for the smallest ! #weak.
Warner was involved in a physical altercation with an England player, which was later revealed to be Root by England skipper Alastair Cook in a Press Conference. The incident happened after England registered a comprehensive 48-run victory against Australia at Edgbaston.
Former English greats including David Llyod, Adam Hollioake and Michael Vaughan have all sparked out reactions following the altercation.
Apparently, Warner took offense to the 22-year old Root wearing a wig and that it was at Aussie-themed watering hole Walkabout in Birmingham. Warner, who is no stranger to controversy was also in the news for using foul language towards a senior journalist over his twitter account during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League.
Both England and Australia are set to battle for the Ashes next month and the Warner incident will only add fuel heading into the historic series.
Just seen that Aussie lad , Warner, has got into a bit of lumber ... Best not to start any of that in Manc. ..........#forhisowngood— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) June 12, 2013