David Warner apologises for Twitter abuse

May 24, 2013, 00:35 IST | PA Sport

Australia opener David Warner has apologised for his Twitter outburst against two journalists, a rant that earned him a hefty fine.

Warner launched a scathing attack on News Limited cricket writers Robert Craddock and Malcolm Conn, after he took offence to an article by the former on the nightlife during the rich Indian Premier League tournament, which carried a picture of Warner.

David Warner
David Warner

The article referred to the IPL as a “smouldering cesspit” and “the sunniest of places for the shadiest people” before questioning the integrity of the competition in the wake of the latest spot-fixing scandal.

Warner referred to Craddock as a “p***k” and said both writers “talk s***”. But speaking at the SCG yesterday, Warner, who was fined 5,750 Australian dollars (£3,700) by Cricket Australia, revealed he had spoken to Conn about his outburst, and conceded he could have handled his frustration better.

“For me, to have my image related to an article of that fixture it’s the worst thing that could possibly be brought to a cricket player.  “If I had my time again I’d definitely make a phone call to Robert and ask him why the sub-editors used that image.

“At the end of the day it was my fault, I take full blame for what’s happened and I apologise to anyone I offended with my language I used,” Warner said.

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