Moment Aussie and English cricket stars are KICKED OUT of a bar by police at the crack of dawn after Ashes celebrations went all night – and some are still wearing their playing gear
- Group including Nathan Lyon, Travis Head and Joe Root kicked out of Hobart bar
- The video showed police officers telling stars to leave the Crowne Plaza Hobart
- Some of the players – including Lyon and Carey – were still wearing their whites
- England’s Jimmy Anderson was also in the group who were sat around a table
Astonishing footage has captured the moment Australia and England’s cricket stars were kicked out of a rooftop bar after partying all night to celebrate the end of the Ashes.
The video showed masked police officers telling Australian stars Nathan Lyon, Travis Head and Alex Carey and England captain Joe Root to leave the Crowne Plaza Hobart as dawn broke on Monday morning.
‘You’re too loud and have obviously been asked to pack up,’ a female officer told the group, who were sat around a table covered in half-finished beer bottles.
Some of the players – including Carey and Lyon – were still wearing their full cricket whites nearly 12 hours after Australia wrapped up a 4-0 series victory.
England bowler Jimmy Anderson, who was wearing a grey camouflage hoodie, was among the other players who were asked to leave.
A clock in the background of the video showed the group were kicked out about 6am.
The man holding the camera said he was filming the players being removed from the venue ‘for the lawyers’.
‘We got Nathan Lyon, Root, there’s Carey and Anderson,’ the man said.
‘I’ll just video this for the lawyers.’
A Tasmania Police spokesman said officers were called to reports of ‘intoxicated people in a function area’.
‘The guests were spoken to by police just after 6:00am and left the area when asked,’ the spokesman said.
Astonishing footage has captured the moment Australia and England’s cricket stars were kicked out of a rooftop bar by police
‘No further action will be taken by police.’
The footage emerged as England’s disastrous Ashes trip was clouded by reports of a drinking culture developing among players and backroom staff.
With bubble life at times restricting the movement of the tourists, alcohol was more readily available than usual at the team’s various hotels.
Allowances were made because of the claustrophobic nature of life during the pandemic, with the England team spending more time in bubbles than any other side in the world since a pandemic was declared almost two years ago.
But some members of the coaching staff are understood to have been drinking as heavily as the players.
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