England’s cricketers have apologised after team members were seen urinating on the pitch at The Oval as they celebrated their Ashes series victory over Australia on Sunday.
In a statement issued on Wednesday, the team responded to criticism by acknowledging that “we got carried away [in] the euphoria of winning such a prestigious series and accept that some of our behaviour was inappropriate”.
The fifth and final Ashes test at The Oval in south London was drawn, giving England a 3-0 series win. Australian journalists reported seeing England players drinking beer and urinating on the field during a late-night celebration.
The England players say if their behaviour offended anyone, “we apologise for that and want to reassure people that it was a simple error of judgment more than anything else”.