‘I was there’ - Arsenal star flabbergasted as he cheers on fellow Gooner at controversial Ashes Test
Arsenal shot-stopper admitted the Lord’s drama would make for an ‘I was there’ moment in his life as Australia won the second Test.
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The final day of the second Test at the hallowed London ground proved a blockbuster event as the Aussies got the better of England, although many cricket fans will argue that triumph was gained via unsporting means.
Carey controversially threw the ball at Jonny Bairstow's stumps at the end of a Cameron Green over. Bairstow, who had presumed it was a dead ball and the wicket was over, had left his crease to chat with fellow batsman Ben Stokes but the Aussies employed the dark arts to get him out on a technicality.
The proceedings riled a usually-polite Lord's crowd with hostility aimed at Australia and some Long Room MCC members even confronted opposition stars Usman Khawaja and David Warner in person, requiring security to step in. Those three Members have now been suspended from the MCC.
One onlooker from the crowd was Arsenal goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale, who is known to be a regular at the cricket when enjoying time off from the Premier League.
Posting a photo from the stands, Ramsdale wrote: "Some atmosphere this. That was almost, 'I was there moment', what a game. Can't thank you enough brother @opope32."
Posing alongside England cricket star Ollie Pope in another photo, Ramsdale appeared to have been invited to the ground by the cricketer, who is also an Arsenal fan.
The two are pals and Ramsdale watched Pope bag a record-breaking maiden Test double hundred from Lord's against Ireland earlier this summer.
When asked for his 'football team of choice' by Soccer AM last October, Pope replied: "Top of the league, Arsenal."
The batsman has also been wished well by the football club on social media over the years and was seen celebrating the arrival of Pierre Emeric-Aubameyang to the Gunners online in September 2020.