Cricket Player Steve Smith Breaks down in tears and Apologises for The pain he’s brought to Australia
Steve Smith has issued a grovelling apology through tears as he faced a press conference after being sent back home in disgrace for his involvement in the ball tampering scandal.
The 28-year-old arrived in Sydney on Thursday night after receiving a year-long cricket ban and having his multi-million dollar Indian Premier League contract ripped up.
An emotional Smith – who knew of the plan to cheat in the third Test against South Africa but failed to stand in – told reporters ‘good people make mistakes’, and accepted full responsibility.
Good people make mistakes and I’ve made a big mistake by allowing this to happen,’ he said.
‘It was a huge error of judgement on my behalf and I’m deeply sorry.’
Smith broke down in tears several times during the press conference, as his father Peter comforted him by placing a hand on his son’s shoulder.