Rishi Sunak slammed after ’embarrassing’ tweet to Lionesses after World Cup loss
PM Rishi Sunak was left red-faced after his embarrassing mistake saw him claim England’s Lionesses ‘left nothing out there’ following World Cup heartbreak.
The Lionesses fell to defeat in the World Cup final on Sunday against Spain after Olga Carmona’s half-time strike was the difference between the two sides in Sydney.
Sarina Wiegman’s Lionesses were unable to end 57 years of World Cup hurt in the country and become the first in the nation’s history to hold both the European Championships and World Cup simultaneously.
And while England’s fearless players received support on social media, Prime Minister Sunak also sent his commiserations to the Lionesses on Twitter but he made a huge mistake in his message.
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Sunak tweeted: “You left absolutely nothing out there @Lionesses. It wasn't to be, but you've already secured your legacy as game changers. We are all incredibly proud of you.”
Fans were quick to spot the PM’s mistake, as he claimed the Lionesses ‘left nothing out there,’ rather than ‘left everything out there,’ unless he truly believed Wiegman’s side should’ve done more.
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The term ‘left everything out there,’ is often used by managers who want to see their players give 100% during the game, whilst also ‘leaving nothing in the changing room’.
Labour leader Keir Starmer also reacted to the Lionesses defeat, as he tweeted: “Heartbreaking. So proud of the England team who inspired the whole country. This is just the beginning for the @Lionesses.”
Lucy Frazer, the culture secretary was sent down under to represent England, while the foreign secretary James Cleverly also flew out on behalf of the government and was part of the World Cup presentation line-up.
However, there was disappointment after Prince William, who is part of the FA and also the future king of Australia, didn’t travel to the final after sources claimed that the cost of the trip and carbon footprint were behind his reasons not to attend.
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