England Players Slammed By Fans For Taking Off Runners-Up Medals After Euro 2020 Final Defeat To Italy


England players have been blasted by fans on social media for immediately removing their runners-up medals after Italy’s Euro 2020 triumph.

The Three Lions’ long wait for major silverware was dashed on Sunday as Roberto Mancini’s in-form Italy side mounted a successful comeback at Wembley.

England star Luke Shaw stunned Italy in the opening two minutes after firing Gareth Southgate’s men into the lead.

However, Leonardo Bonucci cancelled out the England left-back’s opener in the second half to send the Euro 2020 final to extra time.

Neither England nor Italy broke the deadlock in extra time, with a nail-biting penalty shootout deciding the winner of this summer’s Euros.

Domenico Berardi, Bonucci and Federico Bernardeschi all beat Jordan Pickford from the spot-kick.

However, both Andrea Belotti and Jorginho’s penalties were saved by the England No 1.

Both Harry Kane and Harry Maguire scored their respective penalties for England, but Marcus Rashford missed his spot-kick and Gianluigi Donnarumma denied Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka.

Credit: PA

Credit: PA

England players collected their silver medals during the trophy presentation for Italy’s Euro 2020 win.

Ben Chilwell, Phil Foden, Reece James, Jude Bellingham and Conor Coady were among the players who were spotted taking their runners-up medals off.

The disrespect the England players show by taking those medals off.

โ€” Adrian Weckler (@adrianweckler) July 11, 2021

England taking off their silver medals?? Nah this is just childish #EURO2020final pic.twitter.com/GWLyos5iOA

โ€” katy โœฟ (@wonderchanges) July 11, 2021

This shit of removing medals after a loss does not sit well with me in sports.. Also Rugby world cup final same thing happened #Euro2020Final #EURO2020 pic.twitter.com/OaT6WcqaM4

โ€” #UpTheBucs๐Ÿ’– (@koko_nangamso) July 11, 2021

Meanwhile, Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson was one of the England players who didn’t take his Euro 2020 silver medal off before leaving the stage.

The England players’ decision to remove their medals have been blasted by some fans, who called it a sign of “poor sportsmanship” and “something they should be proud of.”


Why did England put their medals off straight away? Itโ€™s silver, vice-champions, itโ€™s something they should be proud of

โ€” lanitaยฒโธ๐ŸŒ™ (@lanalouisana1) July 11, 2021

Taking the medals off is EXACTLY why the rest of the UK donโ€™t support England.

โ€” JIM (@Jim_Elllis) July 11, 2021

The way the England boys took their medals off instead of wearing them, man this hurts

โ€” E๐Ÿ’ (@raxx_e) July 11, 2021

Itโ€™s the England players taking the medals back off for me๐Ÿ’€

โ€” Good Gyal Rhy Rhy๐Ÿฆ‹ (@RhyanneWoodbine) July 11, 2021

not england taking off their medals on camera ๐Ÿ˜ญ

โ€” regina george (@meanlore) July 11, 2021

Genuine question, is there a reason why the England players are taking their medals off, right after getting them? pic.twitter.com/fdAykw5w1M

โ€” Fraser (@FraserR6S) July 11, 2021

I wish the England team wouldnโ€™t take their medals off ๐Ÿ™. Itโ€™s still a huge achievement.

โ€” B.E.Andre #3Point5๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ•ท (@B_E_Andre) July 11, 2021

England boys taking off their runners up medals, inject it into my veins ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

โ€” Declatelli ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น (@DecooHughes) July 11, 2021

England showing a real lack of respect by removing their silver medals as soon as theyโ€™re given. Poor sportsmanship no matter how disappointed they must be.

โ€” Gordon McInally (@gordonmcinally) July 11, 2021

One fan posted: “What’s with the England players ripping their medals off?”

While another angrily tweeted: “So the majority of the England players are now quickly taking off their runners-up medals like spoilt children. Pathetic!”

Someone else wrote: “All of these players taking off their medals FFS, most of them have won f**k all. And they’re the first England team to win a medal in 55 years. Lack of class.”

And a fourth Twitter user said: “What is it with the [England] players removing their runners-up medals!? How disrespectful! Be an example to youngsters and show some humility!”

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