Twitter banter on Ben Te'o lands cricketer in hot water

ON the day after Australian batsman David Warner was fined $5750 following his Twitter tirade against two cricket journalists, another cricketer is being investigated for inappropriate social media postings.

Queensland Cricket yesterday said it had contacted batsman Chris Lynn about tweets he posted in response to allegations South Sydney player Ben Te'o had hit a Brisbane woman last month, fracturing her eye socket.

"The girl accusing Ben Te'o is bad news,"' Lynn tweeted.

He then agreed with a response from another Twitter user who said: "She should serve 2 months in jail for her make up! #booyah". Lynn replied: "She definately (sic) should!"

Acting Queensland Cricket CEO Richard Powell confirmed Lynn had been contacted and had expressed his remorse and apologised, adding the club would carry out an investigation.

Lynn acknowledged it was "inappropriate to express my personal view on a forum like Twitter and I apologise whole-heartedly for that to the individual involved.

"Violence against women is not acceptable and I'm sorry that my words could be seen to condone that."


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