Graeme Swann has attempted to distance himself from a report in The Telegraph which alleged the retiring cricketer had made a "barely disguised swipe" at his fellow English cricketers.
Swann took aim at the journalist who wrote the story, saying "making stuff up sells papers I suppose".
Just because Derek Pringles writes something I find it astonishing that people buy into it?! Making stuff up sells papers I suppose
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