The President of Western Plains Chucket Club, Donald ‘The Don’ Fustaigne has said that he saw nothing untoward in young chucket players being forced to lick underwear, cross dress, stick cigarettes up their rectum or threatening to kill their opponents.
‘If these young people want to play chucket for Australia one day, they have to learn the game’s basics’ he said.
Speaking at a slap-up dinner to celebrate Cricket Australia being cleared of any culpability in the death of Phil Hughes, Fustaigne said he was sure that was what Phil himself would have wanted if tragically he hadn’t died after opting to hit a harmless bouncer with his head rather than duck under it which quite frankly would have been feckin unaustralian.
Fustaigne also said there was nothing unusual about the Western Herald pulling a story about the family of Hughes receiving an ex gratia payment of $4 million within an hour of it being published. ‘That’s the whole point of hush money’ he said ‘To hush things up.’