We’ve long suspected Andrew Symonds of being a five-year-old trapped in the body of a hirsute cow. That opinion is being reinforced of late.
From The Australian:
“Stung $3000 for missing the team bus, he became what one person described as “the rule Nazi” and would ensure he was on the team bus five minutes before it was due to leave.
“At the exact time of departure, Symonds’ watch would beep and he would announce that the doors had to close and the bus had to leave and anybody left behind could walk or be fined because that was the way he was treated.”
We also learnt from that article that Symonds has an irritating habit when in bars. He regularly squares up to people for one, but it’s not that. He’s known to announce that certain areas are for ‘Test players only’.