Boris Johnson at Downing Street posing with England flags ahead of the Euro 2020 final
Boris Johnson really has gone all out ahead of England’s Euro 2020 final game tomorrow. The prime minister, who has become increasingly vocal in his support for the Three Lions as the tournament has gone on, has decked out Downing Street in what can only be described as, well, flags galore.
Of course, some people are loving how much the PM is getting behind the men’s team – but others couldn’t help but mock Johnson and his decorations, particularly after a slightly chaotic behind-the-scenes clip of the photo op was released.
In the clip, Johnson appears in jolly spirits as he poses outside Number 10 while holding an England flag with his thumbs up and says: “Here we go, come on England.”
But Johnson clearly struggles to keep the flag under control as strong winds interfere with his photo op.
A photographer can be heard telling him: “We can’t see England!”. Nevertheless, they were able to get the shots they wanted.
In the background, the exterior of Downing Street can be seen covered with England flag bunting, which hangs across the railings and over the famous door. Two large England flags can also be seen draped over the two windows.
People took to Twitter to mock Johnson’s decorations and his feeble attempts to hold a flag.
Boris, it’s a flag not the withdrawal agreement. https://t.co/tzUsAmUdOR
— Hunter Christian Christopher (@Hunter Christian Christopher)
Whether standing astride a giant flag or waving a St George tea towel, @BorisJohnson looks the total idiot he is https://t.co/BHEEK1o7er
Meanwhile, some people noticed that the decorations look awfully familiar... and that would be because satirical artist Christopher Spencer – otherwise known as “Cold War Steve” – created a similar photo.