The Big Guns are not cutting Steve Smith any slack
The cricketing world is up in arms following the shocking ball-tampering scandal.
Ben Fordham has condemned Australian Cricket Captain Steve Smith over ball-tampering in South Africa but says he’s not prepared to “hang these blokes for a crime that’s been committed a thousand times”.
We’ve been busted ball tampering and dead set the sky is falling in. I’m not prepared to hang these blokes for a crime that’s been committed a thousand times. Condemn them for being dopey cheats but don’t tell me they’ve given up their right to represent Australia.
— BenFordham (@BenFordham) March 25, 2018
Big Guns Andrew Bolt and Graham Richardson disagree.
“It’s more than just stupid,” says Graham.
“The Australian Captain is a person of enormous influence and you just can’t believe that a captain would act this way.
“What’s worse, when he was admitting it, it was almost as if it was nothing.”
Ben: “I don’t think these blokes should be hanged for something that’s been done 1,000 times before.”
Graham: “You and I totally disagree. We are now internationally regarded as a joke.
“I don’t think Australia’s reputation is worth Steve Smith’s career.”
Andrew Bolt shares a similar view, saying “there’s a culture that needs to be uprooted”.
“I think he should be out for a long time.”
“He can never captain Australia again,” he tells Ben.
“I think Australia’s better than that… It’s a really shocking thing to see that we’re not.”
Listen to the Big Guns below