England players apologise for urinating on pitch
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”.