England fans were giving Virgil van Dijk a fair bit of grief during the Nations League face-off with the Netherlands on Thursday night in Portugal.
Every time the Liverpool defender touched the ball, the Three Lions’ supporters were booing. It’s a bit odd as only van Dijk was targetted.
Some major figures in the footballing world leapt to the defence of Virgil – with journalist Henry Winter and former footballer Gary Lineker having none of it.
Winter pointed out all the positive things the Netherlands’ international has brought to the country (and to Liverpool).
This is where Lineker comes into the fold – the former Leicester City forward labelled the England fans as “embarrassing” and quoting Winter’s Tweet.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) June 6, 2019
It’s scenarios like this when it makes me wonder what England fans actually think they’re doing. They’re simply alienating Liverpool fans.
You’ve heard it all before – Reds’ supporters get grief from Three Lions’ fans because they don’t support the national team, but why should we?
Throughout the year, in the Premier League, rival fans sing about unemployment in Liverpool and they treat our players like this when there’s literally no need to do so.
Why on Earth would we want to stand side-by-side with these fans and support the same team?