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‘Bitter and twisted Scots!’ England football fans hit back as Euro 2020 heroes attacked

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Euro 2020: Scots ‘don’t have to support England’ says Smart

During a nerve-wracking Euro 2020 semi-final match at Wembley Stadium in front of 60,000 fans on Wednesday night, Gareth Southgate‘s team beat Denmark 2-1 after extra time to spark glorious scenes throughout the country. ​ But the rest of Europe did not share in the jubilation, launching furious attacks against England and accusing them of being fortunate to reach the final. England’s winning goal came in the 104th minute, after Harry Kane fired in the rebound when his penalty was saved by Denmark goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.

However, the penalty decision has sparked a furious reaction after England forward Raheem Sterling was accused of going down too easily under the challenge from the Danish defence to win the spot kick.

Tancredi Palmeri, beIN Sports correspondent and former contributor for Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, tweeted: “It’s diving home.”

The Scottish Metro led with the front page headline: “England dive into final.”

But furious England football fans have lashed out at rival supporters over the vicious criticism of their team’s historic achievement.

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England Euro 2020 final: Fans have hit back at criticism’s of their team’s success (Image: GETTY)

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England Euro 2020 final: Raheem Sterling won the penalty for England (Image: GETTY)

Reacting to our initial story, one fan wrote: “I’m not surprised by the Scots.

“I used to support any home nation if they were playing but I will never support Scotland again.

“They are a bitter and twisted bunch.”

A second supporter revelled in the criticism by mocking rival fans: “What the bitter haters fail to realise, is that their incessant whinging on any England success, only makes the enjoyment of victory even better.”

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England Euro 2020 final: The referee points to the spot in extra time (Image: GETTY)

Another fan commented: “Sour grapes. The referee called it, he checked the VAR and stood by his decision as he was correct in his judgment.

“So please give it a rest. The best team won on the night. Our ball control was fantastic and Stirling played brilliantly.”

A fourth fan added: “I believe the term used is called ‘jealousy’.”

Several others referred to hugely controversial refereeing decisions that have cost England in past tournaments, including the ‘Hand of God’ from Argentinian superstar Diego Maradona during a memorable knockout match in the 1986 World Cup in Mexico.

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England Euro 2020 final: Harry Kane celebrates his goal in extra time (Image: GETTY)

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England Euro 2020 final: Gareth Southgate is overjoyed at his team’s win (Image: GETTY)

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England Euro 2020 final: England’s players celebrate after the game (Image: GETTY)

One fan raged: “It’s OK when these decisions go against England though.

“Hand of God etc. Pathetic losers.”

Another said: “There wasn’t so much fuss over the Hand of God goal against England!”

There were several other bitter comments aimed at England’s football success from around Europe, from some of the continent’s leading newspapers.

Denmark’s newspapers expressed bitter disappointment at the heartbreaking semi-final defeat, with the Ekstra Bladet and BT tabloids leading their main stories on decisions from the referee they believed had robbed their team of victory.

BT’s website ran with the headline “Denmark was cheated”, while Ekstra Bladet’s headline read “Hjulmand furious”.

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England Euro 2020 final: England squad penalty record before the tournament (Image: EXPRESS)

This was in reference to comments from Denmark’s manager Kasper Hjulmand, who hit out at the match officials for awarding the penalty, despite there being another ball on the pitch in the lead-up to the incident.

Paul Hoi, UK correspondent for the Berlingske newspaper, wrote an opinion article expressing his disagreement with the “strangely aggressive” celebrations in Central London.

The opinion piece was headlined: “Let the English party.

“They have nothing else, and rejoice instead that you have woken up in Denmark.”

L’Equipe in France said England had finally broken their “glass ceiling” but bitterly added: “Helped by the refereeing, the English qualified with difficulty for their first final since 1966.”

The leading French daily newspaper also said it as “a cruel outcome” for the Danes while also describing the penalty as “questionable – not to say generous”.

Spanish sports newspaper Marca headlined its report: “How to decide a European Championship semi-final in a minute” and described the spot kick as “non-existent”.

Marca praised the refereeing at this year’s Europe-wide tournament but believed it took a turn for the worse last night.

The report said: “Then, in the space of a minute, referee Danny Makkelie took it on himself to change the game.

“The Dutch official first gave a non-existent penalty and then his VAR team decided against advising him to overturn his absurd decision.

“Now, England are in the final.”

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