Candice Warner has spoken openly about how the current cricket scandals have affected her two young daughters.
After yesterday’s emotional press conference, the mum-of-two told her daughters Ivy Mae, three, and Indi Rae, two, she was crying because the Easter bunny wasn’t coming.
“Coming home today I walked into the room and I was in tears and our daughters were so upset. They were like ‘why you crying, Mummy?’.
“I had to make an excuse and I was like, ‘because you know I spoke to the Easter bunny and he’s not coming’,” she told the Sunday Telegraph.
”It’s really hard to explain to kids and they don’t understand.”
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In the past month, Candice and her husband, sacked Australian vice-captain David Warner, have been in the spotlight twice.
Both of them were targeted with vulgar and personal abuse that centred on Candice’s tryst with Sonny Bill Williams over 10 years ago, long before she met Warner.
Warner raged in the staircase at a comment Proteas keeper, Quinton de Kock, made about his wife during the first Test, while Cricket South Africa officials overruled venue security at the second Test and ordered them to allow Williams masks into the ground.
Now David has been suspended for 12 months by Cricket Australia, for his role in the ball-tampering scandal.
While Candice said the South African incident was no excuse for David’s behaviour, she does believe her family has been through a tough month.
“Seeing them wearing the masks. To have people staring and pointing and laughing at me, to have the signs, to have, you know, the songs made up about me – I would have to sit there and cop that,” she said.
The 33-year-old also blamed herself for David’s role in the ball-tampering incident, telling the Sunday Telegraph, “it’s all my fault and it’s killing me”.
“Dave would come home from the game and see me in tears in the bedroom, and the girls just looking at their mum.
“He had to just cope with it.”