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Debate continues about portrayal of cricket stars David Warner and Ellyse Perry that have led to indignation

The bizarre reason why David Warner is at the center of a ridiculous ‘sexism scandal’ after posing for a photo with fellow cricket star Ellyse Perry

  • Frontpage pointer by David Warner and Ellyse Perry sparks unintended recoil
  • Perry showed shorter than Warner, while other photos have her longer than him
  • Since then the reason has been pointed out, together with the fact that it is actually shorter

David Warner is in the middle of a ridiculous sexist line on social media after posing for a photo alongside fellow cricket superstar Ellyse Perry.

Both were the big winners on the night of the sport on Monday, where Warner won his third Allan Border Medal, while Perry won her third Belinda Clark Medal as the best men’s and women’s player, respectively.

A pair of towering high heels added to Perry’s 169 cm height, making her look longer than 170 cm Warner when she was photographed together on stage at the end of the night.

But social media broke out when the front page for Tuesday’s edition of The Australian used an edited image of the couple where Perry seemed shorter than Warner.

When they were photographed together later in the evening, Australia's best female cricket player of the year, Ellyse Perry, towered over Allan Border Medal winner David Warner because of her heels

When they were photographed together later in the evening, Australia’s best female cricket player of the year, Ellyse Perry, towered over Allan Border Medal winner David Warner because of her heels

Many critics quickly succeeded in closing the publication, and some even went so far as to describe the graphic representation as chauvinistic.

“The Australian has determined the correct order, man towering above woman, very well,” tweeted a woman.

A man answered: does not fit in with the Australian concept of men. Can’t have ‘sheilas’ that are bigger than we are, that would go against nature … clearly. “

However, there is a valid reason behind the front page pointer that caused unintentional kickback.

Ellyse Perry earlier in the evening on the red carpet during the night night of cricket on Monday

Ellyse Perry earlier in the evening on the red carpet during the night night of cricket on Monday

Ellyse Perry earlier in the evening on the red carpet during the night night of cricket on Monday

If you look closer, you can see that the image is actually two separate photos of the pair of the red carpet.

The Australian had to use photos from earlier in the night to meet the newspaper deadlines, according to news.com.au.

Warner was accompanied by his wife Candice on the red carpet while Perry arrived solo.

The Australian graphic artist placed Perry in front of Warner to etch neatly around her shoulders while his left side was pressed against his wife.

And as some people rightly stated to put the matter to bed, Warner is actually longer than Perry.

Testbatsman David Warner was accompanied by his wife Candice on the red carpet

Testbatsman David Warner was accompanied by his wife Candice on the red carpet

Testbatsman David Warner was accompanied by his wife Candice on the red carpet

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