Posted by sean on June 28, 2010 at 10:38 pm in England with No Comments

YOU LET YOUR COUNTRY DOWN read the headlines of today’s Sun newspaper. I’m not a daily reader of the tabloid, nor do I tend to agree with a lot of the views expressed in their stories. However, there was absolutely no way I could disagree with that statement.

The back page displayed the heading TIME’S UP FAB GO AND TAKE THESE LOSERS WITH YOU, with a crudely drawn arrow pointing to England’s beaten players. While I am not jumping on the ‘manager out’ bandwagon, both Fabio Capello and the failures who had the nerve to put on the England shirt need to offer an explanation and an apology to the supporters. At least the Italians had the dignity to say ‘sorry’ for their terrible tournament.

In a side article, Joe Cole admits “There’s problems”. That bloke really should go on Mastermind. I can see it now…“Next up, is Joe Cole from London. Special subject – the bleedin’ obvious.”

As I delved further into the paper, there was yet more hate aimed at Capello and the players, the odd piece of anti-German xenophobia and a half naked Wayne Rooney on the inside pages – it certainly makes a change to the usual female supermodel that can be found on Page 3. I’m glad I wasn’t eating at the time of reading.

The ironic thing is, had we beaten The Germans, even by one goal, despite playing like utter shite, the papers would be totally different. There would be calls for Capello to be knighted, petitions for David Cameron to declare a national holiday and a free CD single from James Corden and Gazza, singing about the victory.

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