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Kayo Sports apologise after Warne, Symonds caught mocking Labuschagne

Warne Labuschagne
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

Australia streaming service Kayo Sports had to apologise after commentators Shane Warne and Andrew Symonds were caught mocking Marnus Labuschagne during a BBL game, seemingly unaware that the recording was on.

The two former Australia teammates were prepping ahead of the game between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegades when they indulged in an exchange mocking Labuschagne’s on-field mannerisms. The conversation started with Warne commenting on Labuschagne’s leg-spin, before it went downhill.

“Do something now to his ADD (attention deficit disorder) f***ing pills,” Symonds was heard saying, as he sat mic’d up alongside Warne in the studio.

“Yeah, f***,” Warne replied. “Jeez, it’s annoying. ‘No!!!’ Just f***ing bat properly,” Warne said.

“We’ll have to give him the hog pile,” Symonds continued. “Mate, if you keep that shit up we’re going to have to squash your guts out your arse.”

Labuschagne is currently part of the Australian Test side, featuring in the ongoing Sydney Test against India. Earlier in the day, he fell nine short of his fifth Test century, combining with Steve Smith for 100-run stand.

Responding to a video of the faux pas that gained considerable traction on Twitter, Kayo Sports issued an apology.



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