Danny Baker offered Twitter his England v Italy analysis – it didn’t end well for him

Danny Baker offered Twitter his England v Italy analysis – it didn’t end well for him

Broadcaster and one-time BBC radio host Danny Baker has been roasted online after offering his take on England’s Euro 2020 final defeat.

The comedy writer, 64, posted a series of tweets after the Three Lions lost out on the trophy to Italy following a gut-wrenching penalty shoot-out.

He branded Gareth Southgate’s strategy for the game “f***ing useless” and told the manager to “jog on” in the wake of the shattering loss.

His tirade ended: “England were no good tonight. Just no good.”

And Twitter wasn’t impressed.

The 64-year-old was swiftly torn apart by fellow users of the platform, who branded him “out of touch” and “spectacularly miserable”.

Here’s a look at what they had to say:

It’s not the first time Baker has sparked controversy with his social media musings.

In May 2019, he was sacked by the BBC for tweeting an image of a well-dressed man and woman holding hands with a suited chimpanzee, which he captioned: “Royal baby leaves hospital” following the arrival of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s son.

Baker had hosted his Saturday programme on BBC Radio 5 Live since 2008.

His controversial tweet came on the same day Harry and Meghan, whose mother is African American, posed with their new arrival, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

Following a backlash and accusations of racism, he deleted the post and apologised.

He later called the day of the sacking “one of the worst days of my life”, but blasted his bosses for their handling of the controversy, saying he was trying to make a point about class.

The BBC called Baker’s tweet a “serious error of judgment”.

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