Gary Lineker has put forward a sensational call for Welsh fans to support England throughout the remainder of Euro 2020.
As is the case with most neighbourly rivalries in sport, the Welsh and the English typically see each other as enemies. Whether it be within the context of football, rugby or just about anything else, they’ll choose to battle one another in a similar manner to the Three Lions and Scotland.
The ultimate sign of solidarity?
At one stage in the Euros this year some were wondering whether or not Wales would go further than England – as they managed to do at Euro 2016. In the end, though, Denmark knocked Gareth Bale and the Dragons out in the Round of 16, with England progressing to the semi-finals.
Now, in a sensational twist of fate, English football legend Gary Lineker has decided to cause quite the stir on social media by suggesting Wales and England should come together for the next few games.
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As you can probably imagine the response from the Welsh fanbase was mixed at best, with the first reply to Gary’s tweet pointing out that rivals don’t tend to get along.
“Asking Wales fans to support England is like asking Everton fans to support Liverpool or Spurs fans to support Arsenal. In sporting terms, England are Wales’s arch-rivals. Yes, they’re a likeable team, with a likeable manager. But you can’t actively ‘support’ your rivals.”
As Gareth Southgate gears up for the most important week of his managerial career, something tells us he isn’t going to be resting on the hopes of the Welsh people to get him through.
England will meet Denmark in their Euro 2020 semi-final this Wednesday night at Wembley.
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