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Dean Jones fumes over 'racist' joke made about Fawad Ahmed by Richie Benaud's parody Twitter account

Source : ANI
Last Updated: Wed, Sep 04, 2013 05:40 hrs

Former Test batsman Dean Jones has lashed out at a joke made by Richie Benaud's parody Twitter account, after he was inadvertently entangled in a racism row involving new Australian spinner Fawad Ahmed.

According to news.com.au, the imbroglio was prompted by a tweet sent out by the Benaud parody account, which has more than 45,000 followers, about Ahmed's decision not to wear the logo of beer sponsor Victoria Bitter during the limited-overs series in England.

The tweet from the Benaud parody referenced Jones' infamous comments from 2006 in which he called South African batsman Hashim Amla a "terrorist" during live TV commentary of a Test match, the report said

This prompted a furious response from Jones himself, as well as the Australian Cricketers Association, the report added.

It even prompted Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland to issue a statement clarifying that Jones did not make the comments attributed to him by the parody account, the report further said. (ANI)

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