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AFP
January 25, 2020

Stokes faces action over angry clash with fan

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AFP
January 25, 2020

JOHANNESBURG: World cricketer of the year Ben Stokes had an angry altercation with a spectator after being dismissed on the first day of the fourth and final Test against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.

Stokes, the outstanding player in a series which England lead 2-1, stopped briefly as he left the field and appeared to challenge a spectator, who evidently insulted him after the player was out for two.

“Come say that to me outside the ground, you f***ing four-eyed cunt,” Stokes said, according to television footage captured as he left the field and started to climb the steps leading to the dressing room.

A clip of the incident was immediately distributed on social media. The England all-rounder could face disciplinary action for uttering an audible obscenity, which is a level one offence according to the ICC’s code of conduct.