Justice for Langer? Not on my watch

December 02, 2022 03:25 PM AEDT | By AAPNEWS
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Support for Justin Langer has been swiftly silenced during the first Test against West Indies in Perth, with a banner reading "Justice for JL" taken down within minutes of being put up.

The WA public were left fuming when Langer was pushed out as coach of Australia in early February, and fans are still angry about the decision 10 months later.

Langer is especially revered in his home state, and fans wanted to show their support during day three at Optus Stadium.

A group of rowdy teenagers unfurled a banner reading "Justice for JL" at the Justin Langer Stand end on Friday, but within minutes a security guard was ordered by his superiors to take it down.

Optus Stadium has a policy of removing any objects that block the venue's commercial signage.

Although the unfurled banner was slightly obscuring an electronic advertising panel, that part of the panel wasn't in use given there was another advertising panel already in front of it.

The group described the incident as a "stitch up", and they produced a series of chants to voice their support for Langer.

"What do we want? Justice. When do we want it? Now."

The incident continued a week of headlines surrounding whether there was a rift between Langer and some of his former players.

Langer did his best to dispel that on the morning of day one when he hugged and chatted to the players while they warmed up on the field.

"I love Australian cricket and I love being back and seeing the boys. I haven't seen them for nine months," Langer said.


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