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Arsenal great Ian Wright says any England win with Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling would be hollow

by | 11th, October 2013

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“KEVIN PIETERSEN let his country down but Jack Wilshere hasn’t, say Ian Wright, who adds in his Sun column:

The flak Jack copped for his views on foreign players representing England is outrageous. And I agree with everything Jack said. You MUST be English to play for England. KP can say whatever he wants but he was born in South Africa — it isn’t the same him having the Three Lions on his chest…

It’s like cheating. Any victory that requires foreign help is hollow. If you’re English and not good enough to play for England you don’t just go and play for Ireland.

So. If your national team has foreign-born players any victory is hollow. And being English means being born in England.

Is this the same Ian Wright who said Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling, born Kingston, Jamaicia, should be blooded in the England Under-21s before making the senior squad? (It is.)

Says Wright:

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