While of course there was some football happening on Monday evening, Twitter was abuzz with the latest fall-out from England's calamitous exit from the World Cup and the surrounding shambles, and specifically one man's reaction to it.
Now, it should be of course noted that Wright has recently suffered a traumatic event, after his family were held at knifepoint while he was in Brazil. That sort of thing is obviously absolutely awful and can affect people in many different ways.
At least, that's the only rational explanation for Wright's solution to the issue of players 'shirking' international duty...
— Sport Witness (@Sport_Witness) June 23, 2014
Where to begin? Perhaps the first place is the notion that parents whose children have been killed in active duty might perhaps not want to hear from a footballer about how he doesn't want to play for England.
The next journalist who decides it's a good idea to ask Ian Wright anything at all should have to ring every single one of us & explain why. — Not Chris Taylor (@the_itch1980) June 23, 2014
Ian Wright should phone the parents of soldiers who've died in the Stan and tell them how much he got paid for those Chicken Tonight adverts — Jack Baker (@JackBaker1311) June 23, 2014
Just remember, by quoting Ian Wright on their front page, we must assume the Sun editor agrees with Wright's sentiments..
— Howard Hockin (@howiehok34) June 23, 2014
Back to the football, one man who we hope didn't fire up Twitter after he got off the pitch was Brazilian striker Fred, whose performance against Cameroon didn't impress too many people.
Fred is that guy on your team who scores one tap in a year and goes on about it all season. — Sunday League Footy (@SundayChants) June 23, 2014
Fred's moustache though.... Is he in disguise in a 60s spy movie? — Logan Sama (@djlogansama) June 23, 2014
I don’t care what you say. I *like* Fred. Sure, he can’t finish, he barely moves and his lay-offs have been…I forget my original point. — Iain Macintosh (@iainmacintosh) June 23, 2014
People seem to enjoy Miguel's work...
Every conversation you've ever had about which manager would be most fun on a night out has been ended by Miguel Herrera.
— Jack Pitt-Brooke (@JackPittBrooke) June 23, 2014
I actually wouldn't mind Miguel Herrera being picture-in-picture for everything. Even basketball games. Even sitcoms — Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) June 23, 2014
I may be late on this, but does anyone else get a Steve Evans / Fred Flintstone hybrid feel from the Mexico manager? — Chris (@onedavebamber) June 23, 2014
...but it would be even better if he still looked like this....
— Angelo Fiorini (@afiorini78) June 24, 2014
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