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Jingoism of the day at the European Championships: The Sun wants Steve Gerrard sacked

by | 12th, June 2012

JINGOISM of the day at the European Championships: Sorry to have missed this gem in the Sun. Alert! Alert! Steve Howard reports:

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.

Yeah.

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…



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