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The Ashes: Ian Botham And Ian Chappell In Televised Bag Fight

by | 7th, December 2010

THE Ashes. England are toying with an Australia team that look like, well, England used to. And in the Adelaide Oval car park, Ian Botham and Ian Chappell are going toe-to-toe.

Chappell, of Channel Nine, is said to walked past Botham (Sky Sports) and “muttered something highly provocative as he went past“.  Botham is reported to have replied: “What did you say?”

The story continues:

They dropped their bags and “went for each other” before being separated by their colleagues from Channel Nine and Sky.

Ian V Ian. Who wins?

The animosity between the pair started in 1977, when, during the Centenary Test in Melbourne, Botham said Chappell uttered comments attacking the English, so he punched him and chased him out of a pub. Chappell’s version of events was that Botham had teased him about not touring in England because “too many blokes are looking to knock your block off”.

We’d pay good money to se that fight on Sky, which may care to hold back any footage for £9.99 promotion. Incidentally, Australia won that Centenary Test – back in the dim and distant past when they used to play cricket better than us…

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PA NEWS PHOTO 17/3/77 THE QUEEN DURING HER SILVER JUBILEE TOUR OF AUSTRALIA, MEETS ENGLAND'S TEST HERO DEREK RANDALL AT THE CENTENARY TEST AGAINST AUSTRALIA AT MELBOURNE CRICKET GROUND.

Spotter: Yampster



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