Australian vice-captain David Warner said he would have been disappointed if an Australian team member acted in the same manner that South Africa did at the Adelaide airport on Monday.
Proteas captain Faf du Plessis was leaving the airport and was soon confronted by a television journalist who wanted to ask du Plessis some questions over the recent ball-tampering case that has landed the batsman in hot water with the ICC.
A member of the Proteas' security team took exception to the move made by the reporter, and repeatedly pushed and bumped him out of the way, eventually pushing him against the wall as du Plessis walked out the exit.
When asked of his opinion on the matter Warner tried to steer clear of the debate, but did have a little to say.
“I won't comment on the way they've been behaving,” Warner said ahead of Australia’s training session at Adelaide Oval today.
“I just know from an Australian cricket perspective we hold our heads high and I'd be very disappointed if one of our team members did that, and how they're reacting.
“For us it's about controlling what we can do, and that's playing the best cricket we can and let them worry about what they're doing.”
Warner made sure it didn't seem like he thought the possible ball-tampering had any affects on the outcome of the game, stating his side simply weren't good enough during the second Test.
“At the end of the day we've been outplayed, out-bowled, out-batted, out-fielded in this game.
“Whether or not he (du Plessis) was putting anything on the ball it's irrelevant.
“(But) the rules are in place for a reason, and if you’re not going to use them then why bother having them.
“That’s just the fortunate thing these days, they’ve got the rules and they’re going to stand by their decisions.
“I think that’s a good thing.
“We’ve all been on the back end of them from time to time and now that they’re cracking down on it, especially with the points system (that players accumulate for breaching the Code of Conduct).
“We, as players, know the guidelines now so if you’re going to overstep that mark and get fined be prepared to miss Test matches as well.”