Friday 29 November 2013 

Video - Flintoff Dismisses 'Tame' Ashes Sledging

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff dismiss the sledging that earned Michael Clarke a fine in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane as 'tame'.

Clarke was fined 20 per cent of his match fee for telling James Anderson to get ready for a 'broken f****** arm' in the closing stages of the match.

Although Flintoff does not think what Clarke said was particularly vitriolic, he feels that attention is being taken away from the cricket, which is a shame in his eyes.

"I think rather than focusing on 'he said, she said, should he have said this, should he have said that', I think people should comment on what is going to be an amazing series out in the cricket field," Flintoff said.

"All these things have happened for years and years and years. With the introduction of stump mic and everything we get to hear more of it - but it's quite tame.

"Let's concentrate on the cricket and not worry what Michael Clarke said or what Jimmy Anderson's been saying. Let's try and celebrate what is going to be an amazing series."

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