England Apologise For Misbehaviour
The England team has released a statement apologising for their behaviour following the fifth and final Ashes Test at The Oval.
They were criticised in some quarters after some players urinated on the ground late in the evening during the team's celebrations.
They had earlier drawn the Test match to secure a 3-0 series win.
"The England cricket team would like to state that during our celebrations after winning the Ashes at no time was there any intention to disrespect Surrey CCC, the Oval or anyone else involved in the game we love," the statement read.
"As a team we pride ourselves on respecting all things cricket including the opposition and the grounds we play at.
"We got carried away amongst the euphoria of winning such a prestigious series and accept that some of our behaviour was inappropriate.
"If that has caused any offence to anyone we apologise for that and want to reassure people that it was a simple error of judgement more than anything else."
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