Every time I watch an England match, I cannot help wondering at the vacant looks on the faces of the players while the national anthem is being played.
What is wrong with these young men? Do they not know the words to their own anthem? It is especially galling when England play against another team whose members sing their hearts out while their anthem is being played. Nothing especially wrong with being quiet and respectful during the anthem, but that is not even the case with most of the English players. In fact, tonight, there was at least one English player chewing (gum, possibly) during the anthem. Such disrespect.
Can whoever is responsible for these young men not have a word with them? Such little things matter.
(As to the match itself, don’t ask me. I switched channels when the commentators reverted to their customary smug mode. It is for this reason that I normally watch England matches with the sound muted.)