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08th Oct 2016

BBC broadcaster goes on another foul-mouthed rant about the England team

Baker isn't a fan of Wayne Rooney or Glenn Hoddle...

Robert Redmond

The last time England played a small island nation it ended in humiliation for the nation that invented football, and sparked a foul-mouthed Twitter rant from Danny Baker.

The BBC broadcaster took aim at the English team, Roy Hodgson, the culture of the Premier League, Wayne Rooney and the media in a series of incredible tweets.

England played their first game at Wembley on Saturday since crashing out to Iceland in the last-16 of Euro 2016. Gareth Southgate, the caretaker manager, oversaw a 2-0 victory against Malta thanks to goals from Daniel Sturridge and Dele Alli.

While the victory might not seem like much of an achievement, it could be argued it represents progress for the Three Lions as the Mediterranean island actually has a larger population than Iceland.

Just try telling Danny Baker that.

The broadcaster’s tweets during and after the game aren’t anywhere near as explosive as his rant following the Iceland defeat, but he still managed to disparage former England manager Glenn Hoddle, who was working for ITV on the game, and the performance of captain Wayne Rooney.

We’re sure he’ll look back on these tweets and smile when Wayne Rooney holds aloft the World Cup in less than two year’s time.

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