Sunday 21 July 2013 

Warner Distances Himself From Brother's Tweets

David Warner has distanced himself from the views of his brother Steven
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David Warner has released a statement distancing himself from tweets in which his brother Steven criticised Shane Watson.

The tweet, and Warner's response to it, is the latest development around the ongoing dispute between former Australia coach Mickey Arthur and Cricket Australia (CA).

Arthur is suing CA over the terms of his departure prior to the Ashes, and leaked comments attributed to him this week were highly critical of former vice-captain Watson.

Watson was one of four players suspended for one Test when Arthur was in charge during the recent Test tour of India.

Warner is currently in Zimbabwe having been released from the Ashes squad to join up with the Australia 'A' squad - this after he was suspended for punching Joe Root during the Champions Trophy.

"Earlier this week, my brother Steven Warner published a Tweet about Shane Watson," the statement read.

"Like everyone, he is entitled to his opinions but I want to state categorically that I do not endorse his comments and fully support Shane and all my team mates," it added.

A series of tweets by Steven praised Arthur for his comments before referring to Watson as 'selfish' and suggesting that the sooner he is dropped, the better.

Earlier this year, Warner was fined heavily for using abusive and obscent language aimed at Australian journalists on Twitter during the Indian Premier League.

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