You do like a good moan sometimes! I get bored of people excusing uncouth behaviour just because other nations’ fans do it. Is it like a Brexit thing: if 52% of the crowd don’t boo, it’s not embarrassing?
Who said other countries don’t boo national anthems anyway? Who said that other aspects of the night’s support weren’t absolutely fantastic? Not me - but crack on with your criticism.
IMO, it is completely counterproductive to boo the other anthem. If I was an England player (I never once got picked), I would feel super proud singing my anthem and would have further pride in my nation if we treat national anthems and flags of our SPORTING opposition with absolute respect. This would make me stronger - a great way to support the team.
If my own anthem was booed, rather than intimidate me, it would likely make me more determined. It’s brainless.
My post clearly equally referred to the penchant to boo everything- like the knee. A few even a very young German child in tears. And also the embarrassment that someone took a laser pen to Schmeichel FFS. Sure, it’s probably one person- but I know you understand the concept that one member of a group can bring shame on the rest.
I honestly really hoped that we would at least for once show extra respect to Denmark after what they’ve been through. Of course very many did - but if you think the minority didn’t bring some embarrassment on us, then it’s a weird outlook.
Respect breeds respect. Disrespect breeds disrespect. We reap what we sow.
And I get bored of people saying we are the worst behaved fans just because of a few mindless idiots. One person said we are the worst behaved fans by far. Really?
Clearly they have never been to a derby match in Brazil or AC v Inter.
Our fans go to another country to watch their team play and they get stabbed.
No one is acting like some of our fans are angels. We know they aren't. People have said we are the worst behaved fans in the world and they are ashamed of their country because of it. We aren't and the few mindless idiots do let us down.
How do you know they were booing a German child in tears? The fact is you don't. They may have been booing something else at the time and the camera coincidental landed on the German girl. When I saw the German girl crying I didn't boo I cheered so England fans booing just doesn't make sense.