Former Arsenal striker Ian Wright has said that the coverage by the BBC of the Euro 2012 – especially the 3-2 win for England against Sweden – has been extremely poor and negative.
Ian Wright told Arsenal news that BBC match of the day pundits Gary Lineker and Alan Hansen should you take a lot of the blame for the negative comments about the 3-2 win over Sweden. England managed to put themselves on the brink of qualification due to the last minute goal from Manchester United striker Danny Welbeck. However, it was not enough for Gary Lineker and his colleague Alan Hansen, who were extremely critical of the display by England.
CNN’s Piers Morgan has also backed the comments made by Ian Wright by saying that it was extremely poor by the BBC to have aired extremely negative comments about the team after they had just put themselves on the brink of qualification to the quarter-finals.
England were extremely negative in their tactics in the 1-1 draw with France, which has infuriated many of the England fans. However, there has been a section that has been content at the way England have almost qualified for the quarter-finals having entered into the competition after having lost their manager and a number of players due to injury.
“Let’s be happy!! We’ve won! All the negativity is gonna have to be parked up! Enjoy it!” said Ian Wright on his Twitter account. “Exactly! Ridiculous attitude. Really cheery ending by you lot. You do realise we won, right?” said Piers Morgan on his Twitter account in response to the comments by Ian Wright.
Meanwhile, Ozric the Octopus has predicted that England will run out winners against Ukraine in the final group match. England need only a draw from the match to face Cesc Fabregas‘s Spain in the next round, while Ukraine need to win in order to stay in the competition.