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David Warner angry exchange with cricket fan at South Africa match

Footage has emerged of Australian cricket player David Warner locked in an angry exchange with a mouthy spectator.

Warner was seen clashing with a male fan who appeared to be throwing insults at the batsman after he was bowled out during Friday’s match against South Africa.

The clip shows an agitated Warner heading up the stairs followed by a man in a blue shirt who was clapping and allegedly taunting the cricketer.

 

Warner was seen clashing with a male fan who appeared to be throwing insults at the batsman after he was bowled out during Friday’s match against South Africa

It appears the man told Warner ‘goodbye sweetheart’, a sneer which didn’t sit well with the Australian vice-captain. 

Warner stopped to inaudibly respond to the man as a grounds staff member ushered him along and had words with the fan. 

One spectator at home filmed the exchange and posted it onto Twitter. 

Several fans shared their support for the popular cricket player and accused the spectator of bullying.

‘Sticks and stones mate, don’t be that guy at school that went bananas over a sledge,’ one man said. 

The on-air dispute comes after Warner was involved in an off-field bust-up with South Africa’s Quinton de Kock.

It appears the man (pictured) told Warner 'goodbye sweetheart', a sneer which didn't sit well with the Australian vice-captain

It appears the man (pictured) told Warner ‘goodbye sweetheart’, a sneer which didn’t sit well with the Australian vice-captain

One spectator at home filmed the exchange and posted it onto Twitter (Screenshot pictured)

One spectator at home filmed the exchange and posted it onto Twitter (Screenshot pictured)

The on-air dispute comes after Warner (pictured left with wife Candice) was involved in an off-field bust-up with South Africa's Quinton de Kock

The on-air dispute comes after Warner (pictured left with wife Candice) was involved in an off-field bust-up with South Africa’s Quinton de Kock

CCTV footage from the players’ tunnel showed Warner and de Kock involved in a fiery exchange during the tea break on the fourth day of the first Test in Durban.

The video shows Warner being restrained by team-mates Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon as he directs a verbal barrage at de Kock.

South Africa captain Faf du Plessis then emerges from the dressing room to try to calm the situation, followed by Australia captain Steve Smith and other Australian players.

De Kock was accused of starting the row by making a personal remark about Warner’s wife Candice.

‘Those sorts of things are not on from both sides,’ Smith said. 

‘Getting personal is not on. We were very chirpy in the field as well but as far as I know, we didn’t get personal with Quinton. 

CCTV footage (pictured) from the players' tunnel showed Warner and de Kock involved in a fiery exchange during the tea break on the fourth day of the first Test in Durban

CCTV footage (pictured) from the players’ tunnel showed Warner and de Kock involved in a fiery exchange during the tea break on the fourth day of the first Test in Durban

The video shows Warner being restrained by team-mates Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon as he directs a verbal barrage at de Kock

The video shows Warner being restrained by team-mates Usman Khawaja and Nathan Lyon as he directs a verbal barrage at de Kock

De Kock was accused of starting the row by making a personal remark about Warner's wife Candice (Warner and Candice pictured)

De Kock was accused of starting the row by making a personal remark about Warner’s wife Candice (Warner and Candice pictured)



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