Aus rugby star sorry for telling Pak-born cricketer to 'go home'

David Campese had earlier written on Twitter that Fawad Ahmad should return home if he refused to wear a beer logo on his national jersey.

updated: September 10, 2013 11:30 IST
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Sydney: Australian rugby great David Campese has apologised for a Twitter outburst in which he said Muslim cricketer Fawad Ahmed should "go home" if he refused to wear a beer logo on his shirt.

Cricket Australia agreed to the Pakistan-born leg-spinner's request not to wear the sponsorship logo of beer brand VB on his team outfit because of Islam's ban on alcohol.

The move sparked critical comments, including from former Australian cricketer Doug Walters, who said Ahmed should realise how much funding sponsors put into the sport and if he did not want to wear the uniform, he should not take their money.

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