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We all knew that the Australians were going to throw the book of sledging at Jonathon Trott. But I didn’t really envisage it kicking off before the start of the test match and I certainly hadn’t counted on it originating from a non-Aussie. Mickey Arthur, this is not about you.

I’m not sure why the South African coach felt it necessary to add his two rand’s worth to the selection debate and claim that Trott would not get into his top six. Although I can imagine the sour grape juice dribbling from his chops as he inferred that Trott had left the Proteas set-up because he wasn’t good enough.

But now it feels like Trott and England are being ganged up on. Tim Nielsen was probably standing behind Arthur as he made his statement sticking his tongue out and singing “ner-ner-ne-ner-ner”. It’s basically bullying.

England should do what every victim of bullying should do, tell a grown-up. Or in this case, the ICC. They’ll tell the bullies’ parents and they will make it stop.

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Written by harrisharrison

August 19, 2009 at 6:50 pm

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