In an interview, former ironwoman and wife of Australian player David Warner, Candice Warner, said she was the target of racial and homophobic abuse by a group of spectators at the Adelaide Oval.
She said she was starting to feel that the sport is an unsafe environment for her and her children.
According to her, she felt that she had to confront the men after she and her children were walking at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday afternoon.
She said that, during this time, she and her children were walking past a large group of people. As they were walking past the group, she said that a group of men started to throw homophobic and racial abuse at her.
As she continued to walk, she said that she noticed a group of men laughing and pointing at her. She then decided to confront them.
Although she didn’t have to, she felt that it was important to confront the individuals in the group. She said that her actions needed to be shown to her children in order to make them feel better about themselves.
She decided to confront the men in order to raise more confident and fearless young girls.
According to her, she wanted to teach her children how to stand up for themselves and fight bullies head on.
She also noted that the men were very weak and that they often cowered back when confronted.
This incident occurred just a week after David decided not to challenge his leadership ban following the establishment of an independent process.
Following the ball tampering scandal that occurred in Cape Town in 2018, he was banned from participating in leadership positions.