But unlike past tournament where the players were subject to humiliation and embarrassment the Russian edition was quite different as almost everyone in England hailed the players are heroes for the country.
Well, if you are Piers Morgan then you might have different views about England’s run at the World Cup.
After Southgate’s side were knocked out and every supporter was congratulating the team on getting to the semis, Piers Morgan put out a tweet that was in total contrast to everyone’s views.
Piers Morgan wrote on Twitter: “England’s footballers are not ‘heroes’.
“They’ve restored some pride to the team & unified the country with their conduct on & off the pitch.
“But there was nothing ‘heroic’ about last night’s defeat.
“The cave divers who risked their lives to rescue those Thai kids are heroes.”
While Piers Morgan tried to disparage the English team by comparing them with the rescue efforts carried out to save the Thai kids but the Twitterati were having none of it.
Immediately replies started pouring in and most of them were a punch in the face of Piers Morgan.
Less than 24 hours ago you suggested they could be heroes. Thick twat. pic.twitter.com/X6j1Bw0aCQ
— GeorgeWeahsCousin (@WeahsCousin) July 12, 2018
You can’t compare England’s performance to what the cave divers have done… that’s like comparing watching Good Morning Britain to making a sandwich 🥪
— Chris Morley 🤓 (@chrismorley23) July 12, 2018
Don’t make comparisons. They are heroes of a different kind. They have given hope and passion for so many young players and little ones who love football. Don’t you sit on your high chair and tell others who they should consider heroes or not.
— AnnaMarie Richard (@duchess_emerald) July 12, 2018
You are wrong Piers, a hero is also someone who can be admired for their outstanding achievements!!! pic.twitter.com/L5fpjZHkVj
— Pete Clemit (@peterclemit) July 12, 2018
England will now face Belgium in the Third place play-off on Saturday afternoon.
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