Fans urge Rebekah Vardy’s QC to ask Rooney why Kane took corners at Euro 2016
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England fans jokingly urged Rebekah Vardy's lawyer to ask Wayne Rooney why Harry Kane took corners at Euro 2016 as Wazza took the stand at the Wagatha Christie trial.
Former Three Lions team-mates Rooney, 36, and Jamie Vardy, 35, were both in attendance on day six of the trial on Tuesday to give evidence in Rebekah Vardy's libel case against Coleen Rooney.
The Derby County boss was questioned by Rebekah Vardy's lawyer, prompting some football fans to jokingly suggest that he could ask some tricky questions that England supporters wanted to know the answer to. One of those queries surrounded Euro 2016 and Roy Hodgson's decision to make Tottenham star Kane take corners.
The bizarre plot infuriated Three Lions fans at the time. And it seems a number of them still haven't forgotten some six years on from England's embarrassment in France.
With Rooney on the stand, one person tweeted: "Can he [Vardy's lawyer ask him [Rooney] why Harry Kane was on corners?" Another supporter, responding to claims from Rooney that Hodgson asked him to talk to Vardy, said: "Finally, Harry Kane being put on corner duty makes sense. Roy wanted to keep him away from this mess."
Meanwhile, a third user commented: "Roy Hodgson was so bewildered by this Mrs Vardy nonsense that he put Harry Kane on corners."
Hodgson's decision to put Kane on corners was one of many baffling decisions the current Watford manager made at Euro 2016. But he at least attempted to clarify the set-piece situation in 2017.
"Harry wasn't scoring goals, he had only one all season at the time," Hodgson said via The Express. "So you want the best deliverer of the ball taking corners because we thought we had a few other players who were good at attacking the ball in the area."
"Had we had someone else on corners and Harry in the middle, it wouldn't have made one ha'p'orth of difference to our results." And, in fairness, he was probably right.
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