‘Why we didn’t support England in the Euros’: Wales supporters react to video of English fans’ mockery
Welsh fans have reacted to a video of English fans mocking them uploaded online, saying that “this is why we didn’t support England in the Euros”.
The video recorded during Wales’ 3-2 victory against Belarus shows England fans outside Wembley stadium singing “No sheep sh*****s in Qatar”.
It was uploaded before Gareth Bale scored the crucial winner, netting a hattrick and ensuring that Wales took the full three points in the game.
Welsh fans reacting online noted that the video “didn’t age well” as Wales won the game and are still on course for the World Cup in Qatar next year.
But others said that the video also showed why they didn’t throw their support behind England in the Euros and last World Cup when asked to do so by the media.
BBC Wales had asked listeners “Are we all English now?” after England advanced to the World Cup quarter-finals. WalesOnline also posted an article during the Euros entitled ‘All Welsh people should now be supporting England in Euro 2020’.
— Drew Evans 🏴 (@dae_1989) September 5, 2021
“Remember the weeks of ‘Should Welsh people support the England football team?'” George Andrews asked.
“Imagine you supported England in the Euros,” Harry Thompson said.
How did this make you feel?
— Wales 🏴 (@Cymru) September 5, 2021
Others noted that the English fans’ preoccupation with Wales suggested that they weren’t as dismissive of the Welsh football team as they claimed.
“Wales living rent free in English heads,” Dafydd Carhart said.
“Sorry. I appear my nation is living rent free in your nation,” Rhys Wynne said.
Contrary to the claim made in the chant, Home Office figures showed that of the 27 offences of having intercourse with an animal recorded between 2007 and 2016, 25 took place in England.