Jingoism of the day at the European Championships: The Sun wants Steve Gerrard sacked
The journalist asked Roy Hodgson and Steven Gerrard how it was possible for England to still call themselves a serious footballing nation when they have not won a major tournament since 1966. England skipper Gerrard then followed the historic example of the English archers at Agincourt who flicked a communal V-sign at their French counterparts on that famous day in 1415.
This was to show they still had the use of their bow-drawing index fingers — fingers the French normally cut off when they took prisoners.
In other news when Liverpool’s Luis Suarez was napped raising a finger at Fulham, the Sun yelled: “Suarez caught in finger shame.”
That was topped by the 2003 headline and story on former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott: “Prescott deserves axe for two-finger salute.”
DEPUTY PM John Prescott, who once punched a protester, added to his catalogue of blunders with an astonishing two-fingered salute to the Press.
Astonishing two-faced bullshit from the Sun.
Sack Steven Gerrard now! It’s surely what the Sun demands!
Such are the facts…