A handful of Aussie spectators have been ejected from the Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday after allegedly hurling racist abuse at the Indian team.

Indian bowler Mohammed Siraj complained that six members of the crowd shouted racist comments at him during the third test match between Australia and India.

After speaking with Indian captain Ajinkya Rahane, Aussie captain Tim Paine, and umpires Paul Reiffel and Paul Wilson, the six Aussie spectators were quickly escorted out of the stadium by police.

Members of the Indian cricket team confer with the umpires on-field. (Getty Images / Cameron Spencer)

The incident follows similar allegations a day earlier from fellow Indian bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who also complained of copping racist abuse.

“Cricket Australia condemns in the strongest terms possible all discriminatory behaviour,” Cricket Australia’s head of integrity and security Sean Carroll said in a statement

“If you engage in racist abuse, you are not welcome in Australian cricket.”

Cricketers and commentators in both India and Australia were quick to call out the disgusting incident.

According to The Sydney Morning Herald, spectators who sat near the six men said they made comments such as, “Welcome to Sydney, Siraj”, and also referred to him as “Shiraz”.

While at least one Indian spectator told the Herald he wasn’t sure why the men were kicked out for their comments, it’s clear both the Indian and Aussie cricket teams are united in calling out whatever the comments made against the Indian players were.

On top of that, what might sound innocuous to a spectator could have a more more sever impact for someone on field, especially considering Australia’s shameful history racial harassment in sports.

“Once those responsible are identified, CA will take the strongest measures possible under our anti-harassment code, including lengthy bans, further sanctions and referral to NSW Police,” Carroll added.

“As series hosts, we unreservedly apologise to our friends in the Indian cricket team and assure them we will prosecute the matter to its fullest extent.”

The SCG is currently operating at a quarter of its usual capacity due to coronavirus restrictions. The fact that some of those lucky enough to even get tickets have been accused of racism just sucks.

Image: Getty Images / Cameron Spencer