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Australian spectator in trouble for racist graffiti on Hashim Amla

The 24-year-old man from Longford was accused of writing an offensive message on the fence, facing crowd, on the opening day of the match.

cricket Updated: Nov 14, 2016 12:18 IST
HT Correspondent
Hashim Amla

South Africa's Hashim Amla plays a shot during South Africa’s match against Australia.(AP Photo)

An Australian spectator received a three-year ban from Cricket Australia after he allegedly wrote racist graffiti aimed at South African batsman Hashim Amla during the ongoing second Test of the three-match series at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

The 24-year-old man from Longford was accused of writing an offensive message on the fence, facing crowd, on the opening day of the match.

The incident was brought to the attention of authorities at the ground who dealt with it immediately. It was not the first time that South African players became victim of the racial comments in Australia.

In the past, former South African speedster Makhaya Ntini had complained about being racially abused by the crowd in Perth.