KP and co in trouble on and off the field

2010-01-06 00:00

AS if England’s strife in the third Test was not enough, star batsman Kevin Pietersen has been accused of throwing beer at rowdy local fans at Newlands.

Pietersen allegedly showered rowdy fans who had been singing “Pietersen is a knob” below the England balcony.

“It was great to see him get out for a duck, so we decided to give him a bit of stick,” The Sun (UK) quoted a local fan, Socrates Georgiades (37), as saying.

The fan said Pietersen should have taken it on the chin “as the Barmy Army do this sort of thing the whole day”.

Meanwhile, Pietersen’s team-mate Stuart Broad has become the subject of a ball-tampering saga. TV images showed him treading on the ball with his spikes, and the Proteas have now reported him to match referee Roshan Mahanama.

England coach Andy Flower said there was “nothing sinister about it at all”.

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