September 30, 2022
Shane Warne’s Kids Slam TV Drama On His Life: “Beyond Disrespectful”

Shane Warne’s Kids Slam TV Drama On His Life: “Beyond Disrespectful”

Shane Warne’s daughters wanted to know if the TV channel shows any respect for them. (file)

Melbourne:

A television mini-series dramatizing the life of the late Shane Warne was described by the Australian cricket legend’s children as “beyond humiliation” on Thursday.

Spin King died of natural causes at a luxury resort in Thailand in March at the age of 52, causing shock and grief, as well as millions of fans, celebrities and politicians around the world.

Barely six months later, Australia’s Nine Network – which hired him for years as a commentator – announced this week that it plans to air the two-part film “Varney” next year.

“In two big nights, Varney will be a fitting tribute to one of the greatest Australians of all time, the Australian Larrykin, who lived and loved 9Network’s 2023 must-see drama program,” the broadcaster said.

Warne’s eldest daughter Brooke, 24, expressed her anger.

“Do any of you have any respect for dad? or for his family? Who did so much for channel 9 and now you can live his life and the lives of our families (sic) 6 months after his demise Wanna play?” she said in an Instagram story.

“You are beyond outrageous.”

Warne’s other daughter Summer, 20, also wrote on Instagram, “I would really like to know what is going through people’s minds that this is okay?”

She called the Nine Network an “disgrace.”

“Do some respect. How disappointing, only 6 months after he passed away and you (sic) are already trying to make money out of it?”

Credited with reviving the art of leg-spin, Warne took 708 Test wickets as part of a prominent Australian team in the 1990s and 2000s before becoming a respected commentator.

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