England spinner Graeme Swann is in hot water after he compared the Ashes defeat to a rape.
The Nottinghamshire bowler has apologised for his language in the online conversation with his brother.
Alec Swann's Facebook page is not private so the comments could be seen by anyone.
After the comment was discovered Swann issued an apology on his Twitter account.
He tweeted: "Sorry to anyone who was offended by my comments in the papers today. Crass and thoughtless of 157 me in the extreme."
The 34-year-old is part of the current England team that was unsuccessful in retaining the Urn, and will need to win one of the final two Test matches to prevent a series whitewash.
Alec Swann was also a professional cricketer that had spells at Northamptonshire and Lancashire before becoming a cricket correspondent choosing to pursue a career in Journalism.
Englands next test match against Australia is on Boxing day at Melbourne where in 2010 the away side retained the Ashes with an innings and 157 run victory.
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