Cricket: Death threats for Swann after England flop

Spinner claims he received unwanted messages on Twitter.

Afp October 28, 2011

LONDON: England spinner Graeme Swann said he had received death threats via Twitter following his team’s 5-0 drubbing by India in the recent one-day series.

A memorable year for English cricket ended on a downbeat note on Tuesday, when England lost 10 wickets for 47 runs as India wrapped up a series whitewash over the tourists.

“Although I don’t condone death threats on Twitter, I could almost understand it when I had a couple of hundred people threatening all manner of retribution after Tuesday’s match,” Swann claimed in his column for The Sun. “Not everyone in cyberworld has a perspective. After all, it is only a game of cricket. But you can almost understand why people get wound up. It can’t be easy to watch us, not just losing but losing the way we did.”

Published in The Express Tribune, October 29th, 2011.


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