Along with Spain and France, England has been one of the biggest disappointments at the 2010 World Cup. In addition to tying the U.S. 1-1 last weekend, the Brits wound up in a scoreless draw with Algeria on Friday. The two draws have England tied with the U.S. for second in Group C but luckily still in control of their destiny. Striker Wayne Rooney, already grumpy in South Africa, lashed out at England’s fans after the match. Here’s the video of Wayne Rooney calling out England’s fans as he exited the pitch:
In case you couldn’t catch Rooney’s words amidst the vuvuzelas or because of the accent, he said “Nice to see your home fans booing you. That’s loyal supporters.” I didn’t see enough of the match to know whether or not the boos were warranted, but England is under a lot of pressure from their fans and they haven’t played well so far. If Rooney’s upset that they were booing after a tie with Algeria, he better not be around to see the reaction of the fans if his team doesn’t even reach the knockout stage. Thanks to LBS tipster Blackjack for the heads up.
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