Chris Gunter blasts Euro 2020 as ‘joke set up of a tournament’
Chris Gunter has blasted Euro 2020’s “joke set up” which meant that Wales’ football fans couldn’t travel to watch the team.
Writing on Instagram, the defender criticised the tournament’s organisation which had seen a number of favourites play almost every game in their home stadia while Wales had to travel thousands of miles.
Wales also played their last game, and were defeated by Denmark, without home support after Welsh fans were refused entry to Amsterdam. Thousands of Danish fans were however allowed to travel.
“Written off before a bag of air was kicked, 3,000 miles from home,” he wrote.
“Every nation had fans wherever they went, apart from the 350 who broke government rules and bank accounts to be there, you and us deserved more from this joke set up of a tournament, but who said life was fair.
“We did not deserve that scoreline but who said life was fair. It hurts like mad, but to be hurting with some of my best mates and best muckas I’ve shared a changing room with for years on years makes it a little easier.
“And to share it with a nation who all feel the same makes it even easier.”
However, Chris Gunter called on the Wales football fans not to be disheartened by their exit from the tournament.
“Have a cry, but then smile that we were dining at the top table yet again,” he said. “And smile even more that we’ll be back, and we’ll be the ones with the full stadium belting out our anthem that we all deserve.
“This country is in safe hands with the squad we have believe me, I’d go to the trenches with every member of this team and staff. Be sad, but be proud, there’s only three million of us, but we are the fu****g lucky ones, and don’t you know it.
“Suck it up, keep your chin up, we’ll be alright, trust me on that. Genuinely thank you for all the support and love. See you soon.”