David Baddiel and Frank Skinner’s iconic football track "Three Lions" has been rewritten as a “feminist anthem”.
The timely rewrite is designed to help cheer on England’s women team in next month’s World Cup.
The reworked tune is called "Three Lionesses" and will hopefully inspire the public to support England in France from 7 June to 7 July.
The original song is better known as "Football’s Coming Home". Last summer, during the World Cup, this was chanted across England as Southgate’s team had the best performance in decades.
In the new song, lines are rewritten to highlight why low expectations of women’s football are sexist and wrong. The lines “That England’s going to throw it away, gonna blow it away” are replaced with “That we don’t have the skill in their eyes. Well we’re tired of the lies”.
The names of male footballers in the original version are also replaced with names from England’s women’s squad.
England midfielder Jordan Nobbs, who sadly won’t compete in France due to injury, toldThe Guardian:
I know the players love the Three Lionesses track and I hope it inspires the team to World Cup glory. This is an incredible time for women’s football as awareness and popularity continues to grow.
Elsewhere on social media that songs unveiling was well recieved by both men and women, as it so well should be.
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