'South African' Arthur told to realize his baloney ways not suited to Oz cricket culture
Sydney, Mar 12 : Australia's head coach Mickey Arthur, who is a South African by nationality, must realise that his nonsense working ways are not suited to the cricket culture Down Under, according to sports columnist, Peter FitzSimons.
"Right, now, young Arthur, I presume you know why you have been called to the principal's office? It's about the 1st X1. Yes, yes, yes, I know, I know, the lads you have dropped didn't do the assignment you set for them, and that is extremely naughty of them," FitzSimons scoffed in his column for the Sydney Morning Herald.
"Naughty, naughty, naughty. And you are quite right to be upset at them. But here is the thing you don't understand, clearly because you have only just joined us here at the School of Hard Knocks about five minutes ago, and obviously don't get our culture," he added.
"Son, what we're doing here, is making Hard Men; men capable of staring down 160 km/h bouncers and sneering at the bowler." he further wrote.
FitzSimons added: "When you sack these four players for not doing their homework, it is not simply a ludicrous over-reaction to what should have been solved over a drink and a chat, you have pressed the alarm button of everyone in the country, steeped in the traditions of the game, who have grown up with it, and love it, and now see that it has come to this."
"Young Mickey, we don't do this kind of nonsense here. For now, I want you to go back to your room and write a 3000 word essay on how a South African from nowhere managed to get the job in the first place, and how he is going to try and make good the extraordinary damage he has wrought. And I want it on my desk by 9am tomorrow, or YOU will face the consequences!" he concluded.