Graeme Swann retirement: Spinner hits at the media out after grandmother was interviewed
The 36-year-old quit midway through the Ashes series
Tuesday 24 December 2013
Graeme Swann has lashed out at reporters who interviewed his grandmother about his retirement from all forms of cricket, accusing them of “preying” on the 90-year-old.
The 36-year-old spinner called it a day midway through the Ashes series, which England have already lost after going down 3-0. Swann’s grandmother, Mina, spoke of her disappointment he had retired, and said that a certain, unnamed Australian player must have been “nasty” to him.
“I've heard of some low forms of journalism before but preying on my 90 yr old gran? Hang your head in shame the low life responsible," he tweeted.
“As if I've even spoken to my gran about this. Pathetic. And those of you insulting her are not worthy of the air you breathe.”
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