Good Morning Fear The Wall,
I’m still processing everything that happened on Sunday, but I’d like to extend my congratulations to any Italian fans that are reading. They were deserved winners. While I’m upset about the result, I’m still incredibly proud of England’s performance, and how the lads wearing the shirt represented the country.
Unfortunately, there are some folks that don’t feel the same way. It comes as no surprise that there were plenty of idiots (in England and all over the globe) that were eagerly waiting for this team to slip, so that they could put them back in their place. There’s been plenty of vile comments throughout the tournament, but things were taken to another level after Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, and Bukayo Saka missed their penalties to give Italy the victory. Jude Bellingham summed things up nicely.
We win together and we lose together. So proud to have teammates with such top character. Takes huge bollocks just to volunteer. As for the racism, hurtful but not surprising. Will never get bored of saying that more needs to be done. Educate and control the platforms!✊ pic.twitter.com/LHSBoZin8O— Jude Bellingham (@BellinghamJude) July 12, 2021
I’m proud of everything this team has done, and I’m really not interested in trying to find someone to blame. We lost in the final, in a penalty shootout, to a team that has been tremendous all tournament long. Rashford, Sancho, and Saka don’t have anything to be ashamed of, and neither does anyone on that team. Abuse is never necessary, least of all the vile racist abuse that these three have received. I echo Gary Neville’s thoughts.
"It starts at the very top."— Sky News (@SkyNews) July 12, 2021
Former footballer @GNev2 says has called on Boris Johnson to take a tougher stance on racism in football after some England players received abuse online following last night's clash with Italy.#Euro2020: https://t.co/KUBv2VLGWI pic.twitter.com/VoJPtslaaP
Delaney Tempted by the Premier League
Another player that had a tremendous Euros was Borussia Dortmund’s Thomas Delaney, who put in some excellent performances for Denmark, on their way to the semi finals. Now that the tournament has come to a close, there is more and more talk about what the midfielder’s future holds. There has already been rumors linking him to Southampton and Wolfsburg, but it seems like there is plenty of interest in Delaney’s services. He is apparently eyeing a move to the Premier League.
Thomas #Delaney hat mit Dänemark eine überzeugende #EURO2020 gespielt. Nach seinem Urlaub muss der 29-Jährige seine sportliche Zukunft mit dem #BVB klären. Der Däne liebäugelt mit der #PremierLeague (RN+): https://t.co/FwHFPHcda9 (Foto: imago / Simon) pic.twitter.com/FLeSVLu4mU— Ruhr Nachrichten BVB (@RNBVB) July 13, 2021
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Where will Thomas Delaney be plying his trade next season?