Okay, so Stuart Broad is a dick. But Boof Lehmann has let Broad get under his skin and Boof has over-reacted to Broad's comments. Looks like FM radio has once again lured a sporty into OTT comments:
"Certainly our players haven't forgotten, they're calling him everything under the sun as they go past. I hope the Australian public are the same because that was just blatant cheating. I don't advocate walking but when you hit it to first slip it's pretty hard."
"From my point of view I just hope the Australian public give it to him right from the word go for the whole summer and I hope he cries and he goes home. I just hope everyone gets stuck into him because the way he's carried on and the way he's commented in public about it is ridiculous."
Not that I wouldn't love to see Broad blub. Not that I believe Bell missed Broad's nick. Not that I believe Agar missed Broad's nick. Not that Broad has polished his reputation with his failure to walk, which was too blatant for good manners. Not that it seems to bother Broad. (Or does it? There always seems to be a bit of "protest too much" with Broad.) Not that the umpire's not a muppet. Not that I mind a public slanging match. I love a rumpus. Anything to fire up this undead rubber.