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Samuels threatens Australian paper with lawsuit

A story published by in  Australia surrounding a feud between West Indies batsman Marlon Samuels and Australian legend Shane Warne could land the publication and former Australian fast bowler Geoff Lawson in court. and journalist James Matthey, analysed comments made by Samuels at the end of the World T20 finals in India with a number of former Australian players, including wicketkeeper Brad Haddin and Lawson weighing in on the issue.

According to Lawson, whose comments were taken from The Big Sports Breakfast radio programme, Samuels was not a player to be trifled with because of his association with “pretty shady people back in the West Indies.”

The article went on to paint a very dim picture of Samuels’ home in Jamaica, pointing to its high murder rate.

Samuels was understandably not pleased with Lawson’s comments.

“I am deeply disappointed that Geoff Lawson would make such damaging and untruthful statements about me” Samuels told

“I find it extremely offensive.”

Samuels was also not happy about the way the murder rate of the country was used to add credibility to Lawson’s comments either.

“It is equally offensive that articles coming out of Australia, namely that from Matthey, would mention Jamaica’s crime rate in an attempt at maligning my character and that of all Jamaicans on the world stage. Both he and Matthey will be hearing from my legal team on this matter,” Samuels said.

Jamaican cricket legend and current international commentator Michael Holding was amused by Lawson’s comments.

“How can people talk about him like this? What do they know of Samuels? Have they been involved with any street gangs? Do they even know that world to smear-campaign like this? It’s absolute rubbish. People want to bring him down because of their jealousy or some other petty feeling. This is exactly the kind of cheap talk that Marlon has been raging against, and what’s made him the man he has become,” Holding said.

Source: (sportsmax)

7 Responses to Samuels threatens Australian paper with lawsuit

  1. Earl Crichlow
    Earl Crichlow April 8, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Sue those bustards!

  2. Alicia Sanderson
    Alicia Sanderson April 9, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Just do it intelligent OK congrats live you all

  3. Lawrence Griffith
    Lawrence Griffith April 9, 2016 at 2:50 am

    People are acting surprised but I had seen this coming. Further more he isn’t going to be included back in Australia for the Big Bash. This is how these people work abroad and support each other in every despicable way. Shane Warne is just an awful person who has been silenced since the T20, so his pals are going to defend him now.

  4. Cheryl A Rollins
    Cheryl A Rollins April 9, 2016 at 4:32 am

    That’s a compliment coming from a bunch of Australian criminals. Sue them and move on. That Shane Warne thinks he is a bully. I don’t think he would have taken that nonsense to Sulieman Benn.

  5. Coralita April 9, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Sue these racist pigs. Who the heck died and left them to rule the world????

  6. Steve Babb April 9, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Do those white Australians know their history?The very worst criminals were shipped from England and Australia was the designated dumping ground for them,SMH.

  7. harry turnover April 11, 2016 at 8:48 am

    SUE ALL AH DEM Samuels,especially the one called SHAME WARNE .I wonder if the trio ( Warne,Lawson and Haddin) will accompany the Australian team when they tour the WI in about two months time ?
    Of course he and Gayle won’t be seen in Australia again and I hope Warne and his cohorts don’t go to Jamaica either for someone to pull his shirt ( Warne ) and point their finger in his face.
    Lawson talks about shady people and gangs in Jamaica probably too ignorant to know that there are shady people and gangs ALL OVER THE WORLD including the WEST INDIES.


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