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Twitter fumes as tearful family meets David Warner at airport

The family's tearful union, captured by lenses, was splashed on the telly and social media.

Twitter fumes as tearful family meets David Warner at airport
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Sydney: When disgraced Australian cricket vice-captain David Warner was sent home from South Africa, wife Candice and little daughters stood awaited his arrival at Sydney Airport on Thursday, March 29, 2018.

The family's tearful union, captured by lenses, was splashed on the telly and social media. As seen in the footage, Warner walked through airport holding one of his daughters.

A tearful Candice, holding the other little one in her arms, stuck close to her husband. The footage has not gone down well with the social media, with many berating Warner of using his family for gaining sympathy.

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“Been off grid, only just seen the footage of Warner at Sydney airport. Putting his kids through the media scrum experience so he looks like a good family man, shows how much David Warner is all about David Warner. Why on earth would you put your kids in that position #selfish,” wrote one user.

“I can't be the only one who thinks that the architect of Australian cricket cheating shame David Warner .. is now an even more repulsive individual after turning up to "face the music" with his little girl in his arms .. like here's my sympathy blanket .. cowardly creep ..,” wrote another.

“Why any parent would subject two children to that barrage of cameras is beyond me. Using them to shield you from the scrum... How is that in their best interest? Awful. @davidwarner31”


PR machine is already out with the Dave and Candice love story. Don’t take us as fools. The current affair interview will follow soon with Candice crying about impact on kids. All about the $$$$$ #david warner #Warner

But not all were angry about it. Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan wrote, “This picture broke my heart, how can the cricket fans be so harsh. everyone make a mistake and best among them are those who accept their mistakes and apologize, So stand with the champ and support him when he really needs our support and love @davidwarner31 @CandyFalzon”

Another user tweeted: Media in front of @stevesmith49 and @davidwarner31 s house, parents house, in laws house!! Unfair this. Spare a thought for the children.

Smith and Warner were banned for a year by the Cricket Australia for their leadership role in the ball-tampering act during the third Test match in Cape Town, while Cameron Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban. After Warner's disgrace, Candice - who's an also professional sportsperson – had a public spat on Twitter with former English cricketer Michael Vaughan.

Legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar on Thursday asked fans to give Australia`s Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, who are facing a ban for their involvement in the ball-tampering incident, some space.

"They are regretting and hurting and will have to live with the consequences of their act. Spare a thought for their families as they have much to endure along with the players. Time for all of us to take a step back and give them some space," Tendulkar wrote on Twitter.