Australian cricket fans have written a ‘deadly’ song about England skipper Andrew Freddie Flintoff, saying that Australian fast bowler Bret Lee "killed Freddie".
The song also talks about reducing Freddie to ashes in this series.
Titled "Ode To Freddie", thousands of copies of the song were handed out before the game in Brisbane began today.
Sung to the tune of Queen's hit Bohemian Rhapsody, it talks about a fatal delivery from Australian quickie Brett Lee, reports the Mirror.
The song goes like this: "Brett Lee just killed a man - bowled a ball around his head, hit his temple, now he's dead. Freddie, your time has come - your Ashes urn was here but now it's blown away."
But, the visiting Barmy Army did not take it with much amusement, as their spokesman said: "The song oversteps the mark. It's below the belt. We hope they don't sing it. All our songs are meant to be in good humour."
The Aussie fans refused to back down, saying: "The song about Flintoff is catchy and we won't withdraw it."
Reacting to the song, Flintoff's spokesman Craig Sackfield said: "Freddie won't let this get to him because he is a professional."
With his flamboyant all round performance throughout the last Ashes series, Freddie had emerged as the "Man of the Ashes", helping his side winning the series after almost 18 years.