Posting on Twitter, former Brexit Party MEP Martin Daubney claimed the leader of the Labour Party was a “plastic patriot” for watching England’s quarter-final match against Ukraine without “beer” and suggested he was taking space away from people who would have bought more drinks.
Plastic patriot Starmer also doesn’t drink beer while watching football - same goes cor his Labour lackeys
Why tak… https://t.co/ykUnU1dpVh
— Martin Daubney ✌🏻🇬🇧 (@Martin Daubney ✌🏻🇬🇧)
But Daubney was soon left red-faced when people pointed out that Starmer did drink during the match, and that even if he didnt, it really wasn’t important. Others also pointed out that Starmer is a big football fan, so was not just posing for the press.
Here’s a taste of the reaction:
Delete this mate https://t.co/Oyrk2EHR9h https://t.co/e4ov1sqfst
It’s been a bad day for politicians trying to jump on the football bandwagon. Earlier today, Priti Patel was called out for celebrating the match result as she had previously spoken against taking the knee before games as a gesture of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.