Jeremy Clarkson makes feelings clear on poor England display as fans praise 'only sensible voice left'

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson wasn't too pleased with Gareth Southgate's England team

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 21/06/2024

- 10:35

The Clarkson's Farm star has had his say on Gareth Southgate's team's performance

Jeremy Clarkson appears to have sided with the idea that England were outclassed by Denmark in Thursday's Euro 2024 match - despite the game ending on level terms at 1-1.

England had gone in front within 18 minutes when captain Harry Kane slotted home but just 16 minutes later, Denmark midfielder Morten Hjulmand equalised.

What followed was a cagey encounter between the two teams with Denmark seemingly coming out on top for the rest of the match.

Denmark emerged with more shots in total, more shots on target, a higher possession percentage, more passes and a higher pass accuracy once the whistle blew.

England's performance has piled pressure on manager Southgate, with the likes of pundit Ian Wright taking aim at his reaction to the underwhelming display.

Former Top Gear and The Grand Tour star Clarkson has waded into the discussion with a six-word verdict on the match.

Gareth Southgate

Gareth Southgate's men left fans bored to tears with their dismal display during the 1-1 draw with Denmark


Taking to X, formerly Twitter, Clarkson seemed to concede Denmark were the better team but couldn't resist a pop at the Danes.

Writing to his eight million social media followers, Clarkson quipped: "Yes. But we make better bacon."

Inevitably, fans rushed to the comments as many found the dig humorous, including a response from Top Gear co-star James May.

May appeared to take a dig at the complaints from England fans following the result, remarking: "And gammon."

May is no stranger to causing controversy with his social media activity of late, sparking huge debate when he questioned if the rollout LGBTQ+ Pride flags could be seen as "oppressive" and "authoritarian".

He also irked followers when he asked fans to make an advert for his gin brand for free, with goodie bags of the alcoholic beverage being rewarded to the best one.

Elsewhere, one fan praised Clarkson's dig: "My husband just said you’re the only sensible voice left in the country! That’s a compliment!"

"Nail. On. The. Head," a second added, showing their agreement with Clarkson.

Clarkson, meanwhile, continues to be hard at work at Diddly Squat farm in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, when he's not catching up on the football.

However, earlier this week, the 64-year-old shared a worrying update about the future of the farm due to adverse weather wreaking havoc.

Fans know all too well the detrimental impact weather can have on farmers thanks to Clarkson's globally successful series Clarkson's Farm.

And 2024 has proved to be another awful year for Clarkson who shared a birds-eye view of one of his fields ruined by the rain.

"It’s going to be a rough year," Clarkson shared with his Instagram followers. "All that seed sowed, drowned with the constant rain."

His farm manager, Kaleb Cooper, also shared a snap from the farm of huge puddles of water making his job nearly impossible.

Meanwhile, England remain in pole position to qualify for the knockout stages at Euro 2024 as they top Group C with four points.

Denmark trail behind in second with two points while Slovenia occupy third with two as well and Serbia prop up the table with one point.

This means that England's fate is in their own hands heading into the final group game against Slovenia on Tuesday, with a win guaranteeing they'll top the group.

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