Video: Flintoff sympathises with Trott and sits on the fence about sledging

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Former England captain Andrew Flintoff wants the exiting Jonathan Trott's privacy respected – and isn't backing Australian captain Michael Clarke or tail-ender James Anderson after <i>that</i> "get ready for a f****** broken arm" remark.

Former England captain Andrew Flintoff wants the exiting Jonathan Trott's privacy respected – and isn't backing Australian captain Michael Clarke or tail-ender James Anderson after <i>that</i> "get ready for a f****** broken arm" remark.

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Flintoff: "Jonathan has come home. I think he should have his privacy to get on with his life and come back from what ever problems he has got. However, the world of professional sport is stressful – as is everyday life.

"I don't think you can put it down to sport, I think you can put it down to everyday life. People do have their struggles in whatever background they've got. Jonathan has got his at the moment, we wish him well, but I think he should just be left alone to get on with it and come back batting for England which everyone wants to see."

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"I think rather than focusing on 'he said, she said, should he have said this, should he have said that', I think people should comment on what is going to be an amazing series out in the cricket field.

"All these things have happened for years and years and years. With the introduction of stump mic and everything we get to hear more of it – but it's quite tame. Let's concentrate on the cricket and not worry what Michael Clarke said or what Jimmy Anderson's been saying. Let's try and celebrate what is going to be an amazing series."

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