Raheem Sterling claps for Joe Gomez as fans bizarrely boo him while he came on against Montenegro during England’s Euro 2020 qualifier.
England played their 1000th international match last night when they hosted Montenegro at Wembley for their Euro 2020 qualifying match. However, the moment was soured for a certain Joe Gomez who was inexplicably booed during England’s 7-0 win over the visitors.
The much-heated Liverpool and Manchester City clash carried consequences to their international encounter yesterday with Sterling out of the team for attempting to continue their altercation from their match.
Sterling eventually apologised and was kept with the team on Gomez’s insistence. The hatch had been buried between the two; as was witnessed when Joe Gomez applauded his arrival to the pitch as a 70th minute substitute. The fans however, decided that Gomez was the antagonist and decided to boo him off the rails.
Raheem Sterling claps for Joe Gomez as fans bizarrely boo him while he came on against Montenegro
Joe Gomez is on for England
— ITV Football (@itvfootball) November 14, 2019
— Owen Howell (@OwenHowellYT) November 14, 2019
Gareth Southgate says he doesn’t understand why anyone would boo Joe Gomez. Says Gomez has done nothing wrong. Will sit down and talk to Gomez to make sure he’s OK. Gomez first in and first out of the England dressing room after the final whistle
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) November 14, 2019
Wait, England fans are booing Joe Gomez because Raheem Sterling couldn’t keep his emotions the night before and grabbed Joe’s neck and scratched him, yet he forgives his apology and pleaded Southgate for him to stay?
— Neil Barker (@Mockneyrebel) November 15, 2019
— Sam (@SamueILFC) November 14, 2019
especially after a difficult week for him to be booed when he came on tonight was wrong.
I’ve taken full responsibility and accepted the consequence.
I felt as though I had to say this get home safe every one ❤️ #Euro2020
— Raheem Sterling (@sterling7) November 14, 2019
It is incredibly hard to even try to understand why Gomez was made out to be the villain in all of this. His teammates and manager were equally perplexed and criticised the fans for their irrational behaviour with Sterling himself asking the fans not to boo the youngster for what was essentially his fault.
England won the match with the scoreline 7-0 in their favour. Harry Kane hit yet another hat-trick at the Wembley to help his side qualify for the Euro 2020. Hopefully, a certain youngster comes out of this without having his mental health affected adversely.
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