England's World Cup squad announcement video gets absolutely slated by fans
In an age where Alexis Sanchez plays the piano to announce that he is signing for Manchester United, and where Aston Villa create a fake Whatsapp group to create some buzz around the signing of John Terry, the FA have thought outside the box for their official World Cup squad announcement.
The FA released a video of various fans around the country revealing the surnames of each squad member with Harry Maguire's name hanging from a balcony, Ashley Young's name beaming across a smartphone and Jesse Lingaard's selection included with a clip of him celebrating scoring a goal in FIFA.
It's a very different approach to the standard team announcement of reading names off a sheet and its reception has been largely negative with a lot of fans lamenting the FA's decision to stray from traditional methods.
— England (@England) May 16, 2018
What the fuck is the utter state of this?
— VVD | 4 | 🇺🇦 (@VirtuousVan) May 16, 2018
Just as you think you couldn't dislike the English football team anymore - they go and do this https://t.co/qBuVcumbu2
— Enda Coll (@enda_coll) May 16, 2018
What the hell is this regrettable shambles?
— Hamster McKenzie 🐹 (@HamsterMckenzie) May 16, 2018
Some of the replies. People are FEWMIN.
— Rachel Hawkins (@ourrachblogs) May 16, 2018
— Liam (@Shxdipo) May 16, 2018
This is the absolute strangest squad announcement I've ever seen
— Fredrik (@F_Edits) May 16, 2018
Can't watch too cringe
— Harry Chambers (@chambersh2000) May 16, 2018
Gareth Southgate's England squad for this summer's World Cup is as follows:
Goalkeepers: Butland, Pickford, Pope
Defenders: Walker, Trippier, Alexander-Arnold, Stones, Cahill, Jones, Maguire, Young, Rose
Midfielders: Dier, Delph, Henderson, Loftus-Cheek, Lingard, Alli, Sterling
Forwards: Kane, Rashford, Vardy, Welbeck