Ben Stokes Harvey Price video: England cricket star mimics Katie Price's disabled son
The England cricketer and Test vice-captain imitates the 15-year-old in footage obtained by Express.co.uk, after the youngster appeared on daytime television saying the word ‘c***'.Harvey, who suffers from Prader-Willi syndrome, bravely appeared on Loose Women with his mother last year and was asked how he responded to online abuse – something which Katie said he is subjected on a regular basis.During the Loose Women segment, Katie asked her son: "Harvey, if someone says something horrible to you, what do you think?"Katie then encouraged her son: "You'd say hello? If someone says something horrible to Harvey, what does Harvey say?" "Hello you c***" Harvey replied, to the surprise of the show's hosts and his mother.But despite the four-letter word breaking UK broadcasting rules about language during the day, fans were supportive of Harvey's honest response.Harvey is partially blind and suffers from a genetic disorder that hinders development and typically leads to intellectual impairment and behavioural problems.In the new footage, exclusively obtained by Express Sport, Stokes looks directly into the camera, waves and mimics the disabled youngster's TV interview.He says: "Harvey, what do you say when people are being mean?" Waving to camera, Stokes responds to his own question saying: "Hello you c***."Stokes missed yesterday's ODI win over West Indies due to an injury, with the ECB citing a broken hand.England's director of cricket Andrew Strauss said: "Ben had an x-ray yesterday on his hand."The early results of that x-ray are that he has a minor fracture on his right hand."The England star has worked closely with the Chance To Shine charity which aims to “spread the power of cricket” throughout schools and communities.It runs a number of disability projects across the country and provide cricket opportunities to hundreds of young disabled people in over 200 schools.When Stokes was appointed England Test vice-captain in February, Director of England Cricket Andrew Strauss said he was “delighted”. He added: “Ben has real presence and influence within the team environment.”Express.co.uk has contacted representatives of Mr Stokes and the ECB for comment.
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