Shane Warne’s Children Slam ‘Beyond Disrespectful’ TV Drama

A TV miniseries dramatizing the life of the late Shane Warne was described Thursday as “beyond disrespectful” by the children of the Australian cricket legend. The spider king died of natural causes at a luxury resort in Thailand in March at the age of 52, sparking shock and grief among millions of fans around the world, along with celebrities and politicians. Just six months later, Australia’s Nine Network, which had employed him as a commentator for many years, announced this week that it plans to air the two-part film “Warnie” next year.

Over two big evenings, Warnie will be the fitting tribute to one of the greatest Australians of all time, the Aussie larrikin who lived and loved big in 9Network’s unmissable drama event of 2023.

Warne’s oldest daughter Brooke, 24, made her anger clear.

rmks7688“Do any of you have any respect for Dad? Or his family? Who has done so much for Channel 9 and now you want to dramatize his life and that of our families (sic) 6 months after his death?” she said in an Instagram story.
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Warne’s other daughter Summer, 20, also had a hit, writing on Instagram, “I’d love to know what goes through people’s minds to think this is okay?”

She called the Nine Network “a disgrace”.

“Have some respect. How disappointing, only 6 months after his death and you (sic) are already trying to make money from this?”

Warne was credited with reviving the art of leg spin, taking 708 Test wickets as part of a dominant Australian team in the 1990s and 2000s before becoming a respected commentator

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