Bitter Ashes: Facebook page threatening Stuart Broad unsettles Cricket Australia, ECB

Australian fans have vowed to 'attack' England pacer Stuart Broad either with a beer can or meat pie during the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne if their Facebook page gets 100,000 likes.

updated: November 24, 2013 12:04 IST
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Cricket Australia (CA) and England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) want fans not to participate in a campaign on social networking site - Facebook - allegedly inciting Aussie supporters to 'attack' England fast bowler Stuart Broad during the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Australian supporters on the social networking site have vowed to 'tackle' Broad at the MCG if they get 100,000 likes on their Facebook page. Fans have promised to throw either a beer can or meat pie on Broad. Broad has earned the wrath of Australians after he refused to walk in the Trent Bridge Test earlier this year. Australia lost the series 3-0.

Before the start of the return Ashes, Australia coach Darren Lehmann accused the 27-year-old Broad of "blatant cheating" for refusing to walk in the Trent Bridge Test and urged home fans to target the England fast bowler. Lehmann was fined by the ICC for his comments.

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