Candice Warner has issued a message to New Zealand rugby star Sonny Bill Williams, some two months after their 11-year-old “toilet tryst” was used to sledge her husband David Warner in a test against New Zealand.
In an interview with the Australian Women’s Weekly, Warner did not apologise for the dalliance, though did apologise for the manner in which Williams’ name was thrown through the headlines beside hers.
“I finally received a weak apology from Cricket South Africa [for the fan taunts]. I realised they’re the ones to feel ashamed, not me,” she told the magazine.
During the test, South African cricketers did their best to taunt Warner about the tryst, with fans turning up to a day of play wearing masks with Williams’ face on them.
“I’d like to extend that apology to Sonny Bill. He’s a husband and father, so imagine how his wife would feel and his kids,” Warner said.
“It’s been 11 years since that happened, it’s time to put it to rest and get on with things that matter.”
Sonny Bill Williams has been married to wife Alana Raffie since 2013 and they have two children together, daughters Imaan and Aisha.
In the same interview, Warner revealed just a week after she was embroiled in her husband’s ball-tampering saga, she miscarried.
“I called Dave to the bathroom and told him I was bleeding. We knew I was miscarrying. We held one another and cried,” the former professional ironwoman told Australian Women’s Weekly on Wednesday.
“The miscarriage was a heartbreaking end to a horror tour. The ordeal from the public humiliations to the ball tampering had taken its toll and, from that moment, we decided nothing will impact our lives like that again.”