The Australian Cricket Awards on Monday saw David Warner and Ellyse Perry getting two of the highest honours in Australian cricket. Warner was awarded the Allan Border medal while Ellyse Perry was awarded with the Belinda Clark medal for her contributions to Australian cricket. An Australian newspaper, The Australian, has however come under fire for allegedly being sexist in the portrayal of the two cricketers.
David Warner and Ellyse Perry's pictures were printed on the newspaper's first page as the two appeared next to each other. The peculiar detail that the fans ended up picking, however, was that Warner appeared taller than Perry even though the explosive left-hander is actually shorter than the star female cricketer. A Twitter user posted the photo comparisons on his profile with a very subtle caption.
Fans were soon taken aback by the newspaper's portrayal of Warner's height and responses followed.
He can been sanded down a bit— klaskapteinkaapstad (@kapteinkaapstad) February 11, 2020
😳 what an astounding thing to do...who would even think to do this??— Craig-Official Pork Barrel Supplier to the LNP (@craig3352) February 11, 2020
Ridiculous! And she is such a splendid woman! What a role model. Plays cricket and football! Absolutely love her!— Anoop Saxena (@Juzscience) February 11, 2020
this is why women in sport are not taken seriously when they have to photoshop the woman to be shorter than the man to make sure insecure men are not discomforted by a tall woman , this is how sexist Australia is #auspol #sexism #AlanBorderMedal— Michael A Crosby (@michaelcrosby87) February 11, 2020
It has been speculated that the newspaper may have not received pictures of the pair together and had to end up editing the couple together in the most crafty way possible with the resources available.