Australian cricketer Michael Clarke has been photographed appearing a bit ‘worse for wear’ in a Sydney pub. Kristy Warner and Andrew Martin from Nova News spoke with Merrick, Dools and Ricki-Lee this morning.
It was breaking news for Scott Dooley who was shocked about the photo, saying “Every time a celebrity is photographed with their eyes half open its Lily Allen’s wild night out and if you go out she’s got a coffee and she’s walking her dog”
Debate about whether Michael Clarke was intoxicated started with Kristy Warner from Nova News suggesting he could have actually been blinking.
“(He was) looking a bit worse for wear or could have been mid-blink. Who would know,” says Kristy.
Ricki-Lee was quick to debate the suggestion of blinking, saying “…He was smashed.”
Merrick Watts defended Michael Clarke, saying “If I was him, I would have been looking a lot worse than that. In fact I was on Saturday night and I didn’t even have a relationship breakdown.”
Scott Dooley supported Merrick’s response, adding “The thing that shocked me is an Australian cricketer drinking. Have you ever heard a story like this before?”
Andrew ‘Marto’ Martin from Nova News analysed the photo further, suggesting that Michael Clarke’s eyes were a bit of a giveaway.
“I think in the photo the eyes are red. That’s the giveaway for me. Who can blame him; it has been a pretty tough week for him,” says Martin.
With Michael Clarke set to return to New Zealand this week to join the Australian cricket team ahead of the first test on Sunday, questions are being asked about whether the opposition will take advantage of Clarke’s tough time.
“I think it’s going to be tough going for him over there. The Australian cricketers are urging the black caps not the sledge him about it. I don’t know, I think he might cop something. I’d be surprised if someone doesn’t say something… If Australia’s 9 for 199, chasing 200 to win, and Michael Clarke’s sitting on 97 I think something will be said,” adds Martin.