David Warner’s trash-talking is the wrong way to rouse competitive intent | Richard Williams

Using your sporting ability and showing mutual respect while defeating an opponent shows up those who prefer a crass war of words

How badly do you want it? That’s a question to be directed at an opponent in the form of a challenge, stated or implied. Does that challenge have an acceptable limit? In their different ways, and with very different responses, the Australian cricketer David Warner and the English footballer Troy Deeney both asked the question this week.

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