Ryan Giggs upsets Welsh fans as he appears to call England "we" during Belgium game
(He probably does realise he's still Welsh, to be fair)
Ryan Giggs was born in Wales. Ryan Giggs played football for Wales. Ryan Giggs is now the manager of Wales. All this considered, we can safely assume that he is very much still Welsh.
With this in mind, you can probably guess how the people of Wales reacted to him uttering the word "we" when talking about England during ITV's coverage of their World Cup group game with Belgium on Thursday night.
Discussing the performance of Marcus Rashford, the 44-year-old said: "In that number 10 position, Rashford's dropping in, but can we get Loftus-Cheek in that little number 10 position?"
Although most pointed out that Giggs was probably just speaking as if in the position of one of the England coaching set-up, others were angered.
Some furiously tweeted angry red face emojis
Ryan Giggs just said "we" when talking about England tactics 😡
— Complicated Illusions (@LifeInWales) June 28, 2018
Others suggested it was a sackable offence...
Just as I was starting to warm to the idea of Giggs as Wales manager he goes and refers to England as ‘we’. GTFO!
— Ian Mackay 🏴 (@ianmackay88) June 28, 2018
... And questioned his commitment to his job as Wales manager
Wales manager Ryan Giggs referring to England as we sums up his dedication to the Wales job, it’s just a job, he’ll leave as soon as he can
— Liam🏴 (@Liam_Jones19977) June 28, 2018
There was other stuff, too...
Did Giggs refer to England as "WE" half time? 🏴🐑🤔 pic.twitter.com/inE1YRl1Pv
— Welsh Bollocks 🏴 (@welshbollocks) June 28, 2018
Just heard Giggs referring to England as 'we'.
So strange cause he's always been so strangely loyal about every other aspect of his life...#WorldCup
— Gav Murphy (@cymrogav) June 28, 2018
The game itself was a dull one, eventually decided by a goal from Adnan Januzaj, the man who inherited Giggs' number 11 shirt at Manchester United.
England will now face a last 16 game with Colombia next Tuesday with Belgium set to take on Japan a day earlier.