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Pietersen accuses Aussie fans as racist

 
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England batsman Kevin Pietersen has accused Australian cricket lovers of indulging in incessant abuse during the Ashes series, saying there was an enormous mental stress for visitors during the tour.

“You’re so highly strung all the time,” he was quoted in The Australian” on Monday. “I’d go down to breakfast in lift and some bloke would say something snide. I came out of a nice restaurant with Jess (girlfriend Jessica Taylor) and her mum and was called worst names you will ever hear. You try not to react, but … It was nasty, it was racial, it was really bad,” he said.

Other members of the touring group privately tell similar stories of the Australian fans verbally attacking them in the streets. Andrew Flintoff apparently copped abuse in restaurants and out with his family. “You drive to the ground and you have all these Aussies swearing ‘Five-nil’ at you. You get to one-dayers and first sign you see at Twenty20 game is ‘Six-nil’. Mentally it just kills you,” he added.

Source:The News

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