Barmy Army dream up NINE songs to mock cricket cheats Steve Smith and David Warner during the World Cup and The Ashes
- England’s Barmy Army have prepared new songs for Warner and Smith’s return
- Sir Ian Botham said Warner won’t be able to handle the English crowds and songs
- The Barmy Army have previously made songs mocking Warner and Smith
England’s Barmy Army fan group have nine songs to insult Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner during their appearance at the World Cup and The Ashes.
Legendary English all-rounder Sir Ian Botham mentioned the songs while speaking at the Australian High Commission in London, and predicted Warner would find it difficult to handle the English crowd.
Warner and Smith are expected to face a hostile reception from England fans now that they have returned from their 12-month ban for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal that erupted during Australia’s tour of South Africa in March 2018.
Notorious English fan group the Barmy Army have written nine songs to insult Australian cricketers Steve Smith and David Warner (pictured with wife Candice Warner) during their appearance at the World Cup and The Ashes
Warner and Smith (pictured with fiance Dani Willis) have returned from their 12-month ban from cricket for their roles in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa
‘The Barmy Army have already done about eight or nine songs – I think David Warner might feature a fair bit in those,’ Sir Ian said.
Sir Ian doesn’t think Warner will handle the songs after he walked off the field due to comments made by cricketer Phillip Hughes’s brother, Jason, regarding the ball-tampering incident during a match in October last year.
‘I’m not sure he will cope, that’s going to be interesting, he didn’t cope too well in grade cricket and that was from of all things Philip Hughes’ brother Jason.
‘He just walked off and it wasn’t particularly aggressive. He’s going to cop it.’
The legendary allrounder, Sir Ian Botham (pictured), was speaking at the Australian High Commission in London where he mentioned the songs and said Warner would find it difficult to handle the English crowd
Warner, Bancroft and Smith were the only players punished over the incident but Botham claimed there was no way the Australian bowling attack wouldn’t have been aware the ball was doctored.
‘As a bowler, you know everything about the ball and what shape it is in,’ he said.
‘There is not a chance in the world that the bowlers in that team wouldn’t have known there had been sandpaper rubbed on that ball.’
However, he’s fully confident England will regain The Ashes urn in and even channelled the spirit of Glenn McGrath by predicting a whitewash for Joe Root’s side.
‘I would say five nil, for Glenn McGrath I’d even say six nil even though there are only five games,’ he said.
‘I think England will win because they have a home advantage and I think the Australian boys will be copping it a fair bit.’
This isn’t the first time a song by the Barmy Army have targeted Steve Smith and David Warner. In the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, the Barmy Army posted lyrics to a new team song on their Facebook page which targeted Steve Smith and David Warner
This isn’t the first time a song by the Barmy Army have targeted Steve Smith and David Warner.
In the wake of the ball-tampering scandal, the Barmy Army posted lyrics to a new team song on their Facebook page which targeted Steve Smith and David Warner.
The song mentions David Warner’s wife, Candice, and her past affair with Canterbury Bulldogs and Sydney Rooster player, Sonny Bill Williams.
The Barmy Army also uploaded an image mocking the Australian Cricket Team’s promotional photo by replacing the cricket balls in their hands with toilet paper.