‘Uncalled for’: Premier League hero Jimmy Bullard takes aim at England fans over Euros act

‘Uncalled for’: Premier League hero Jimmy Bullard takes aim at England fans over Euros act

Jimmy Bullard joins Tom Harwood and Emily Carver

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman


Published: 09/07/2024

- 13:29

Updated: 09/07/2024

- 13:41

England are into the final four

Premier League cult hero Jimmy Bullard has criticised the actions of some England fans as the team prepares for their semi-final clash.

The former Hull and Fulham star says their decision to boo Gareth Southgate after some of the games was “uncalled for” as the team is still progressing despite not putting in flashy performances.


While England have made it to the final four of the competition, Southgate’s side have not received many plaudits for their showings.

This boiled over after England’s final group game against Slovenia where pockets of fans booed Gareth Southgate and threw beer cups at him.

Jimmy Bullard, Gareth Southgate and England fans

Jimmy Bullard criticised the actions of some England fans

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Bullard urged fans to leave their gripes about the England boss at home and get behind him and the team in their pivotal game against the Netherlands.

“It has been a bit over the top”, he said on GB News.

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“A little bit uncalled for with the booing in the early stages of the tournament.

“And then leaving early during the knockout stage. But they buy their ticket and it comes to a right few quid, but I just want to see the fans getting behind their team.”

Looking ahead to the clash, Bullard said he expects an open game, but does not think Southgate will be making many changes to his side.

“I am going to go big and say England will win 3-1”, he said.

England fans celebrate as England sails to Euro2024 semi-finalsEngland fans celebrate as England sails to Euro2024 semi-finalsPA

“I think you will see a different game. It has been so tight in the group stages and I just think you will see a different, open game with plenty of goals.

“I think he will stay with the same team and the last game was the best performance we have seen so I don’t see how he can change it.

“I think Ezri Konsa will probably be the only change with Marc Guehi coming back in, but even then Konsa played so well.”

England booked their place in the semi-finals with a penalty shootout victory against Switzerland, but for the second time in the knockout stages, it required coming from behind.

Tom Harwood, Emily Carver and Jimmy Bullard

Jimmy Bullard joined Tom Harwood and Emily Carver on GB News

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Breel Embolo stunned the Three Lions by putting Switzerland ahead, but Bukayo Saka was able to respond with a well-placed finish from outside the box.

England survived by the skin of their teeth in the round prior against Slovakia, having forced the game into extra time thanks to a Jude Bellingham wonder goal in the dying stages of normal time.

Harry Kane was able to complete the turnaround in extra time with a close-range header.

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