Southgate Shocked! England coach suffers massive COVID-19 vaccination abuse- The Three Lions head coach has gone on to reveal shocking details sharing how he received abuse at various levels after he had urged the youngsters to take Covid-19 vaccinations. Gareth Southgate was facing the media after announcing the England squad for FIFA World Cup Qualifiers.
Speaking with the media, the England manager went on to reveal that he was on the receiving end of severe backlash for promoting vacations by posting a video last month. The 50-year-old was asked to share his thoughts on whether all players should have two vaccinations.
Responding to the question, Southgate was quoted by the Sun saying: “My understanding – although I’ve not spoken to people at every club – is the take-up has been varied across different clubs.
He added, “I’m not going to get too involved in this, because I was asked to do a video supporting the vaccination programme, which I thought was responsible, and of all the things I received abuse for over the summer – of which there’s been several – that’s probably the one I’ve received the most abuse over. So I’m probably going to keep out of that argument for the time being.”
The Three Lions head coach went on to add how he feels that it will be better and “more helpful” for the footballers to gett double jabbed. He cited the traveling concerns for the players and club officials who are often on the road visiting various cities and countries to play their matches.
The 50-year-old shared his opinion and said how he feels every person who is aged over 18 has the right to make their own decisions. However, he went on to share how things could get “more complicated if you are not vaccinated” later in the season due to quarantining issues with Europe.
Southgate’s men will play their first World Cup qualification match at Puskas Arena in Budapest on September 2 before taking on Andorra at the Wembley stadium. The Three Lions end their current rounds of World Cup qualifiers on September 8 with the last match set to be in Warsaw against Poland.
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England FIFA World Cup Qualifiers Squad
Goalkeepers: Jordan Pickford, Nick Pope, Sam Johnstone
Defenders: Trent Alexander-Arnold, John Stones, Conor Coady, Kieran Trippier, Harry Maguire, Reece James, Luke Shaw, Tyrone Mings, Kyle Walker
Midfielders: Mason Mount, Jude Bellingham, Kalvin Phillips, Jordan Henderson, Declan Rice, Jesse Lingard
Forwards: Harry Kane, Bukayo Saka, Patrick Bamford, Jack Grealish, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho,