Australian cricketer apologises for “silly” tweet during Ashes celebrations
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."