With the test cricket underway, the Sydney Cricket Ground has been seeing some action after a long time and it’s a sight for sore eyes, that’s for sure.

So why is there always one group of people that ruin it for everyone else?

Half a dozen Australian’s were escorted off the SCG premises yesterday afternoon after being accused of shouting racist abuse at the Indian team’s players.

Bowler Mohammad Siraj submitted complaints that 6 members of the crowd were shouting insults at him during the third test match.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – JANUARY 10: Mohammed Siraj of India stops play to make a formal complaint to Umpire Paul Reiffel about some spectators in the bay behind his fielding position during day four of the Third Test match in the series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 10, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Indian team captain Ajinkya Rahane conferred with Australian captain Tim Paine as well as umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson and the six accused racists were promptly removed.

Unfortunately, events like this are not uncommon with an incident occurring just one day earlier with Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah also complaining about the racist abuse hurled at him during the game.

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“Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour. If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket,” said Carroll, Cricket Australia’s Head of Integrity and Security in an official release.

“As series hosts, we unreservedly apologise to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them we will prosecute the matter to its fullest extent,” he added.

Even ex-spin bowling legend Harbhajan Singh came out about his experience facing racists on Australia shores during his almost 20 years on national teams.

Indian and Aussie fans of the game have rallied together to support the Indian cricket team, acknowledging that any racist behaviour towards anyone is absolutely unacceptable and that, my friends, is the true Aussie spirit.

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