David Warner's wife Candice has reacted furiously to former England skipper Michael Vaughan’s tweet, claiming that Aussie players' appalling behaviour have inflamed tensions during the ongoing Test series between South Africa and Australia.
During the second day of the recently concluded third Test in Cape Town, a South African fan was seen taunting Warner when he climbed the stairs towards the pavillion following his dismissal. Not just restrained to that, the duo had a verbal exchange before the Protea supporter was removed from the stadium. Subsequently, Cricket Australia had lodged a complaint asking Cricket South Africa to take action about the ill-behaviour of their crowd.
"It's making me chuckle the Aussies are making an official complaint about the personal abuse they are receiving," Vaughan had tweeted after the incident on March 24.
Vaughan’s remarks certainly didn’t go down well with Candice Warner and she angrily replied: "I'm glad it's making you laugh" before adding, "so you would approve of the same treatment to your wife and three kids."
I’m glad it’s making you laugh.— Candice Warner (@CandyFalzon) March 24, 2018
Wow so you would approve of the same treatment to your wife and 3 kids??— Candice Warner (@CandyFalzon) March 24, 2018
The former England captain then hit back by saying that on-field behaviour of players determines the off-field reaction of fans.
“Absolutely not ... But off field anger in my experience starts with on field behaviour by players ... so maybe you need to look closer to home as to why !!!!” Vaughan further wrote.
Absolutely not ... But off field anger in my experience starts with on field behaviour by players ... so maybe you need to look closer to home as to why !!!! https://t.co/pat8TlAIeX— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) March 24, 2018
It is not the first time that Warner has become the talk of the town in this series for wrong reasons. During the first Test in Durban, the Aussie opener was seen pointing and directing a verbal barrage at De Kock outside the team’s dressing room, before he was restrained and taken away by his teammates. Subsequently, Warner was charged for breaching Level 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct and was fined 75 percent of his match fee (approximately $13,500) in addition to three demerit points.