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Ashes: Australia's Ashes ace Ryan Harris apologises for foul-mouthed tweet

Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris has apologised after directing an expletive-filled tweet at the casino

Ryan Harris: Apologised after social media rant

Australia bowler Ryan Harris has apologised following a foul-mouthed Twitter rant for initially being refused entry to Crown Perth Casino to celebrate his side's Ashes victory.

Shane Watson has told the media he wasn't there to witness the incident with Ryan Harris during Australia's Ashes celebrations.

Sky Sports pundit Shane Warne hosted an after-Test party at the Western Australia venue which stretched long into the night with Harris, in particular, letting off steam.

"A tip for all those heading to Perth! Avoid the crown or casino! ********, can't get in if you have had a drink **********," he wrote, reportedly at 0330 local time.

The tweet has since been removed but newspapers took a screenshot and it was widely reproduced on Wednesday.

A sheepish Harris chose to apologise though after arriving at his home base in Melbourne, adding that the bouncers on the door eventually let him in.

"Obviously I made a silly mistake this morning and I tweeted something I probably shouldn't have," he told reporters after.


"As I've heard many times before, don't tweet when you've had a drink."

In contrast to Harris, Michael Clarke had no trouble getting in, with the Australian skipper tweeting his thanks to Warne, who hosted a party for the team at the Perth nightspot.

"Can't thank @warne888 enough for having us last night. The boys and their partners had a night we will remember forever," Clarke tweeted.

His wife Kyly added: "What a night of celebrations."

All-rounder Shane Watson, who scored a century in the Perth Test, said he went to bed before the Harris incident.

"Obviously things for a period of time might not have gone exactly right. But in the end we were just there to have a great time," he said.

"There was no intention other than making the most of winning the Ashes back. You do have to make the most of those good times because they're not always there. So it was extremely special last night."