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‘Football the winner, scoundrels the losers': England fans berate Boris Johnson 04 Jul 2018 09:22 #9115

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‘Football the winner, scoundrels the losers': England fans berate Boris Johnson after World Cup win

3 Jul, 2018

After England booked their World Cup quarter-final place with a penalty shootout win over Colombia, Three Lions fans tore into UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, who was a vocal critic of the Russia 2018 tournament.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May ordered a diplomatic boycott of the World Cup after accusing Russia of involvement in the March poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal. This meant no British officials would attend the finals, including FA President Prince William.

Johnson went one further and alluded to supporting a complete boycott of the Russia 2018 World Cup by the England national football team, comparing the competition to the 1936 Olympics in Nazi Germany under The Third Reich.

Johnson said that UK participation at Russia 2018 would not “go ahead as normal” if Russian involvement was proven in the Skripal incident.

But after England despatched Colombia with their first ever World Cup penalty shootout win, advancing to the quarter-finals 4-3 on penalties at Spartak Stadium, England fans have been quick to criticize Johnson.

Fans have called for the UK foreign secretary to "apologize" for appearing to back a boycott, while others have called Johnson a "scoundrel" and a "clown," and some have laughed off the idea of a boycott in the shadow of their joy.

More Here;
www.rt.com/sport/431660-boris-johnson-england-world-cup/
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‘Football the winner, scoundrels the losers': England fans berate Boris Johnson 04 Jul 2018 10:40 #9118

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It`s clear to see from events like the World cup that SPORT brings people TOGETHER, where politics divides us. Russia (so far) seem to be embracing this wave of visitors and they should capitalise on it. Fans in all forms should admit defeat or bask in their glory, whatever the outcome. Humans need humans and it`s evident to me that a world that encourages people to come together and use these experiences as a platform for change rather than politicians trying to sour things with their blame games.


If people around the world woke up to this, we would be a safer place.
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‘Football the winner, scoundrels the losers': England fans berate Boris Johnson 04 Jul 2018 22:40 #9133

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One minute it is a boycott the next thing politicians are flying the thing which symbolises them perfectly; a flag blowing in the wind.
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