There has been a certain thrill of seeing cricket hit both front and back pages of the national press, as well as lead item on the broadcast channels. The media and public love a good shaming where cricket is concerned (just look at the top five cricketing controversies which always crop up).
And in the heat of the moment, words are said and burning effigies of the victim are photographed. As mentioned a few weeks ago here, we pointed you towards umpire Daryl Harper's own website. There was a comment there left by one irate fan (too damning it was eventually taken down) who clearly thought he was personally replying to the hapless other umpire caught up in the Oval fisaco.