Moment cricketer Stuart Broad confronted Australian fan who tells him ‘see you in five minutes’ as he goes out to bat
This is the moment cricketer Stuart Broad confronted an Australian fan who told him ‘see you in five minutes’ as he went out to bat in an Ashes Test.
Ozzie supporter Marcus Naughton fired off the cheeky joke to the all-rounder during a crucial clash at Lords.
Broad was walking through the famous ‘Long Room’ to head onto the field in pads – but Australian Marcus told him he wouldn’t last long at the wicket.
He said ‘see you in five’ but Broad turned around and walked back and wielded his bat towards him – and Marcus even managed to take a picture.
Speaking on Facebook Marcus’s friends say Broad then told a steward and Marcus was later banned from ‘all English cricket‘.
But Marcus has denied this – saying the matter was dealt with “civilly”.
He gained entry into the area of the MCC because his home club had reciprocal status with the MCC.
A spokesman for the MCC confirmed the incident took place and said the matter regarding the non member has since been closed.
Marcus’s friends on Facebook have claimed he was banned from Lords following the incident and been stripped of his MCC reciprocal entitlement.
They have also used Broad’s reaction to criticise the England player – who is a controversial figure in Oz.
But speaking yesterday (Tues), Marcus said: “With Facebook many stories are over-exaggerated and this is another of those.
“Unfortunately it seems many Australians still have hard feelings over the Stuart Broad incident from many years ago as you can see from the posts.
“I will however tell you there was a very small incident, non of which resulted in me being ejected from the MCC members nor getting my membership revoked and was resolved very civilly.
“After which my girlfriend and I stayed until hours after the close of play and mingle with players from both sides afterwards. It was a very enjoyable day for both of us.”
Marcus made his remark during the recent Ashes-clash between England and Australia, which the hosts lost by 405 runs.
The story was shared online by Simon Hyde, a friend of Marcus – who claims to know a slightly different version of events.
Simon said: “(A) mate of mine, Marcus, is over in England at Lords and had reciprocal MCC rights into the pompous members section, for both the last two days.
“After a few sherbets and stirring the English lads over the scoreboard as only he can in his manner, he made his mark when Stuart Broad waltzed through the members and out to bat, as is the tradition at Lords.
“At this point the Poms were in all sorts at 7-64, and starring down the barrel of a shellacking.
“Number 9 Broady scuttled past and my mate Marcus in all his wit had the cheek to remark, ‘see you in five’ in his Aussie twang.
“Stuart carried on until outside the members when he turned and walked back into the Long room with a ‘who was that’.
“Marcus immediately looked him in the eye and replied ‘me mate’, with a dirty grin.
“Broady in all his elitism promptly pointed his bat and gave him a ‘take his number’ to the members steward.
“Turns out ol’ Broady has barred ol’ Naughto from any English cricket for a while, having his reciprocal membership stripped, card taken immediately, and the riot act read.
“However he still had the privilege of seeing the day out and watching the Aussies romp home to victory by a lazy 400+ runs an hour later.
“Well done Naughto and up yours Broady.”
The clubs which share the MCC honour are the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground, Brisbane Cricket Ground, South Australian Cricket Association and the Western Australian Cricket Association.
The England Cricket Board refused to comment on the matter, and said: “This is a matter for the MCC.”
A spokesman for the MCC confirmed the incident took place, but refused to elaborate on the matter.
They said: “We would never comment on specific disciplinary proceedings, but I can confirm the gentleman concerned is not a member of the MCC and we believe the matter is closed.”