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By Tim Clarke, Tim Clarke is a Roar Rookie

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    Victorious Ashes hero Shane Watson has cheekily suggested security at Perth’s Crown Casino was more secure than the defence of the English batsmen, after a rowdy night of celebration in Perth.

    After reclaiming the Ashes urn, the Australian team embarked on a jubilant celebration starting at the WACA ground and continuing at the Crown Casino complex, courtesy of legendary leg spinner Shane Warne.

    But not all was well, with fast bowler Ryan Harris voicing his displeasure at some of the staff at the Crown Casino via Twitter at around 0330 WST.

    “A tip for all those heading to Perth! Avoid the crown or casino! S*** hole can’t get in if you have had a drink #s***place#d***heads,” Harris’ tweet read before it was deleted.

    WA all-rounder Nathan Coulter-Nile, who was on stand-by for the Test and also took part in the celebrations, also tweeted: “Crown casino wouldn’t let the team that won the Ashes onto the premises because security were on a power trip. Worst place!.”

    Crown Casino declined to comment when contacted by AAP.

    But Watson, whose blistering century in Perth was part of the famous win, attempted to dilute any lingering animosity by a gentle teasing of the vanquished English foes.

    “Shane Warne was very kind to put on a party for us at the Crown Casino. It was a brilliant night to get everyone together,” Watson said.

    Watson said he had retired to bed before Harris’ run-in with the security, but when asked whether they may have stood a bit firmer than the English replied: “Well I wasn’t there for it, but maybe they did.”

    “Obviously things for a period of time might not have gone exactly right. But in the end we were just there to have a great time.

    “There was no intention other than making the most of winning the Ashes back.”

    A croaky-voiced and sheepish Harris apologised on Wednesday afternoon when he arrived in Melbourne.

    “Obviously I made a silly mistake this morning and I tweeted something I probably shouldn’t have,” he said.

    “It was a silly thing to do – they let me in in the end, so they did the right thing.

    “But they have to do their job and they were doing it.

    “As I’ve heard many times before, don’t tweet when you’ve had a drink.”

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    The Crowd Says (6)

    • December 19th 2013 @ 11:03am
      DJW said | December 19th 2013 @ 11:03am | ! Report

      Typical bouncers.

    • Roar Guru

      December 19th 2013 @ 6:23pm
      Mick Gold Coast QLD said | December 19th 2013 @ 6:23pm | ! Report

      This bloke’s attained his thirties, to the same level of maturity as Shane Watson.

    • Roar Guru

      December 20th 2013 @ 6:33pm
      Pom in Oz said | December 20th 2013 @ 6:33pm | ! Report

      Leave the guy alone! Bloody media can’t wait to chastise someone for making a silly drink-inspired error. It’s not like we all haven’t made idiots of ourselves when slightly inebriated and I can pretty much guarantee that journalists would be amongst the worse. Bloody hypocrites!

      • Roar Guru

        December 20th 2013 @ 10:20pm
        Mick Gold Coast QLD said | December 20th 2013 @ 10:20pm | ! Report

        I think you meant to say:

        ”It’s not like we all get paid a fortune for the privilege of representing our country, with the attendant responsibilities to not made make idiots of ourselves when turning up at yet another drinking hole after near 12 hours on the turps.”

        I don’t know how you managed to work journalists into that, for merely reporting what had been seen of one of the country’s top eleven behaving badly in public. That’s part of their job isn’t it?

        • Roar Guru

          December 21st 2013 @ 3:21pm
          Pom in Oz said | December 21st 2013 @ 3:21pm | ! Report

          Just because a person has worked hard to develop their inchoate talent into exceptional abilities, that entitle them to represent their country, doesn’t stop them being a normal human being who makes mistakes.

          I managed to work journalists into it because of their sullied reputation of being lushes. Perhaps, a little unfair, I know. Neither am I having a go at Tim, whose article makes light of the unfortunate episode. But, it’s not as if he was even seen behaving badly, he stupidly tweeted a foul-mouthed tirade at the casino and then withdrew his remarks. Is it a journalist’s job to report that? Not to me, it isn’t. That’s simply muckraking…

    • Roar Guru

      December 21st 2013 @ 4:59am
      SandBox said | December 21st 2013 @ 4:59am | ! Report

      iPhone has around 1M apps. Surely they have a drunken tweeter/facebooker/call the ex-girlfriend app in there somewhere

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