Aussie newspaper makes Brexit joke after England whitewash


An Australian newspaper has come up with a pretty good response to England's 3-0 whitewash victory over the Wallabies.

After England wrapped up the series with a 44-40 win in Sydney, the Courier Mail newspaper decided a well-aimed dig after the Brexit vote would be the best way to try and stomach a series defeat that was masterminded by their own Eddie Jones.

The Brisbane newspaper has previous for this kind of thing.

Before the 2013-14 Ashes series Down Under the paper refused to use England paceman Stuart Broad's name or image in print - an apparent retaliation for him failing to walk in the previous series - and called on fans to ignore the "smug Pommy cheat".

An Australian fan reads a copy of The Courier Mail
(Anthony Devlin/PA)

Broad promptly took five wickets on the opening day of the Ashes series in Brisbane and walked into the press conference afterwards with a copy of the paper... we forget what happened in the rest of that series.