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Wednesday 18 October 2017

Australian cricketer apologises for “silly” tweet during Ashes celebrations

Ryan Harris speaks to the media on arrival along with Peter Siddle at Melbourne Airport on December 18, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)
Ryan Harris speaks to the media on arrival along with Peter Siddle at Melbourne Airport on December 18, 2013 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Robert Prezioso/Getty Images)

Ryan Harris has issued an apology for his angry and foul-mouthed tweet after being initially refused entry to the venue for Australia's Ashes celebrations.

Harris had difficulty making his way past security at the Crown Casino complex, for a party laid on by Shane Warne after the hosts regained the urn in Perth, and the fast bowler vented his spleen on Twitter in the early hours

The 34-year-old subsequently deleted the tweet - and in the cold light of day, said: "As I've heard many times before, don't tweet when you've had a drink.

"Obviously I made a silly mistake this morning and I tweeted something I probably shouldn't have.

"I apologise to Crown, it was a silly thing to do - they let me in in the end, so they did the right thing. Obviously they have to do their job, and they were doing it."

Harris and his team-mates were celebrating taking an unassailable 3-0 lead over England in the Ashes, and the paceman added: "I don't want to take the gloss off what we've done. It's been unbelievable what we've done.

"To be 3-0 up in the Ashes series is a great feeling and the guys said we deserved to celebrate last night and we did, we celebrated as a team and we had a great night."

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