Controversial and outspoken actor turned politician Laurence Fox has gone on yet another rant, this time saying he wants England’s football team to lose at the Euros because they take the knee.
In a series of impassioned tweets, Fox slammed England players for kneeling before the start of their warm-up match against Romania to protest against racial discrimination in sport and in wider society.
With a limited number of fans now able to attend games in person again, some in the stadium booed when players took the knee, which Fox took as a win against the woke, calling it “excellent”.
At the team’s previous warm-up game last week against Austria, ahead of Euro 2020, a section of England fans also booed.
Fox berated the players on Twitter, calling them “weak men” and “millionaire woke babies” for their show of solidarity against racism, as each player on the England squad chose to kneel.
Fox wrote: “I’m embarrassed to be British. I hope any team but ours wins in any future sporting endeavour. Tell me a single thing to moderate my thinking?
I’m embarrassed to be British. I hope any team but ours wins in any future sporting endeavour. Tell me a single thi… https://t.co/kNG5Fev7lG— Laurence Fox ✝️ (@Laurence Fox ✝️) 1623015396
Millionaire woke babies protesting inequality on two hundred grand a week. We deserve everything that is coming.
Weak men. Weak.”
He then referred to all the other teams in England’s first-round group at the competition saying he hopes they knock them out.
Fox continued: “My prayers are with Croatia, The Czech Republic and Scotland. Knock these woke English babies out.”
My prayers are with Croatia, The Czech Republic and Scotland. Knock these woke English babies out.— Laurence Fox ✝️ (@Laurence Fox ✝️) 1623017361
In another tweet, Fox tweeted a clip of the boos which rang out as players on both England and Romania’s sides took the knee at the match.
He wrote: “Excellent.
England fans - 2
BLM kneeling society - 0”
Excellent. England fans - 2 BLM kneeling society - 0 https://t.co/KSonR7YdwZ— Laurence Fox ✝️ (@Laurence Fox ✝️) 1623047433
Other Twitter users reacted to Fox’s rant, as one person wrote: “You being embarrassed to be British makes me feel very patriotic all of a sudden.”
@LozzaFox You're embarrassed to be British? If it's any consolation, I'm more embarrassed you're British.— Amjad Khan 💙 🇪🇺 (@Amjad Khan 💙 🇪🇺) 1623022412
@LozzaFox That makes two of us - I'm also embarrassed that you're British.— Andrew Hards (@Andrew Hards) 1623016515