Some of the World’s leading scientists are cautioning that the goodwill Shane Warne built up with Australians during his cricketing career will be exhausted by 2019.
“Under current conditions, the massive reserve of goodwill Warnie once possessed could be depleted as early as 2019,” said Professor Kate Sharma of Stanford University.
“While issues such as the closure of his charity have some impact, it’s more just everything he says. He’s been using it at an unsustainable rate for sometime now.
“Australians love winning but they also don’t like someone who is acting like a goose.”
Despite many off-field stumbles during his career, Warne enjoyed one of the largest reservoirs of goodwill ever seen upon his retirement.
Dr Malcolm Schröder of the University of British Columbia said since then, Warne has almost seemed to be on a mission to spend all that goodwill.
“The weird ads, that mural. Just unsustainable practices really. Then he attacks Steve Waugh. No. Just no.”
“The biggest contributor to the erosion of his goodwill though is social media. The selfies definitely contribute but it’s also the constant posting in the style of an excitable thirteen-year-old that is the biggest factor.
“No grown man should use emojis at the rate he does.”
Scientist are yet to determine what impact Warne’s appearance on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! will have on their prediction.
“Our modelling doesn’t cover that yet but it seems the more contact people have with Shane outside of a cricket field, the more goodwill he uses up,” said Professor Sharma.
“Matching wits with Brendan Fevola can’t help.”
A spokesperson for Warne hit back however and said the science was unclear over Warne’s goodwill and lacked any real consensus.
“These are alarmist theories from scientist on the fringes of this complex issue and do not represent the views of many experts,” said the spokesperson.