IF you can't be respectful, get out.
That was the response of Bathurst cricket commentator Trent Copeland as he condemned the alleged racial abuse of Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj at the SCG on Sunday afternoon.
Siraj was fielding on the fine leg boundary just prior to the tea break when the alleged abuse occurred, quickly gesturing to his team-mates something was wrong.
He and his Indian team-mates then spoke to umpire Paul Reiffel, while security guards and the NSW Police were called to investigate.
Play was halted for close to 10 minutes before a group of six spectators were removed by police.
Copeland, who played Test cricket for Australia in 2011, is involved in the media coverage of the Australia versus India Test series.
Like many, he was disappointed to see fans make comments which clearly upset Siraj.
"There's seriously no place for this rubbish," Copeland posted on Twitter.
"[I'll] Never understand the need to yell abuse at players on a sporting field, let alone anything like this to India.
"If you're not here to watch the cricket, and can't be respectful, get out."
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The incident follows allegations of racial abuse of Indian players by the crowd on Saturday.
"Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour," Sean Carroll, Cricket Australia's head of integrity and security said.
"If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket."