i actually wouldn't go quite that far. I strongly believe that a national side means just as much as it did thirty, fifty and more years ago and that definitely the players should be from the nation in question
what mostly irritates me is how media people in the u.k just want to drag our sports and sports people down on a regular basis. really the tabloids and tabloid style press we have is a national disgrace. and more foreign to me than our new manager for sure
this Parker bloke really should put a sock in it. i would especially expect a 'man of colour' to exercise a little more caution and tact when it comes to labeling people as outsiders or foreigners... perhaps he should think about some unpleasant encounters, racist or nationalist slurs, that he might have encountered in the past on or off the pitch. then he should seriously rethink what he has just very publicly said.