Australia vs India 2018:MCG Spectators Warned To Stop Racial Abuses

Australia vs India 2018: MCG Spectators Warned To Stop Racial Abuses

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Well, yet another false news makes headlines in the game of cricket. Abuses and criticism are the often terms in cricket but there is always a line, which shouldn’t be crossed. Meanwhile, a section of fans in MCG stadium passed on racism comments on Indian players and also to the supporters of the Indian side.

They thoroughly chanted to show the visa of the Indians from their stands and also called ”Virat Kohli – A Wanker”. Meanwhile, the complaints have been lodged against the people to officials in order to stop them from crossing their limits.

Chants of ‘show us your visa’ were heard at the MCG for the first two games of the Boxing Day Test. The footage of one such incident was acquired by ESPNCricinfo. It was handed over to the Cricket Australia, which has further forwarded it to Victoria Police and stadium management.

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“Victoria Police and stadium security are monitoring the behaviour of the crowd in that section of the stadium,” a CA spokesperson was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo. “And have had several discussions with those fans in that bay. We reminded them about appropriate crowd behaviour, as per venue entry terms and conditions,”

It is disappointing – Travis Head

Meanwhile, speaking of the same, Travis Head quoted that it was poor from the spectators to boo Mitchell Marsh. He was called into the playing XI by replacing the Victoria batsman Peter Handscomb, who failed to attract the eyes of management.

Travis Head.
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“I don’t think it’s great,” Head said. “Obviously we’ve seen it with Kohli as well but for Mitch, who worked his bum off today, I thought he bowled exceptionally well. Created pressure in tough conditions and fought really hard. I don’t think any Australian cricketer in Australia deserves to be booed. I understand the Victorian crowd. Petey obviously missing out, but I think it’s pretty poor for Mitchy to cop that.”

Well, it would be interesting to see how a remaining couple of days progress in the ongoing Boxing Day Test at MCG. Most probably, the security will be alerted at the Bay 13, where the chants were quite heavy.


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