Priti Patel called out for 'hypocritical' tweet following England victory
Priti Patel, the current home secretary, had dominated headlines as of late. Patel is making enemies across the country through her motion to kill protests in England and her continued onslaught against immigration. However last night she chose to take the night off and celebrate England's victory against Denmark.
— Priti Patel (@pritipatel) July 7, 2021
Patel recently condemned players taking the knee. In an interview with GB News, because where else would Patel spout utter sh*t, she had the following the say:
"I just don't support people participating in that type of gesture - gesture politics, to a certain extent, as well.
"It's all well to support a cause and make your voices heard but actually quite frankly, and we saw quite frankly in particular as some of the protests that took place - I speak now very much in what I saw in the impact on policing - it was devastating.
"Not only that, I just don't subscribe to this view that we should be rewriting our history - pulling down statues, the famous Colston statue, and what's happened there. Toppling statues is not the answer, it's about learning from our past, learning from our history and actually working together to drive the right outcome."
Fans, pundits, and football legends were quick to call out her hypocrisy. Gary Neville, who has spoken in support of the 'gesture', said "The cheek of you!" in reply to Patel's "What a performance, what a team, #itscominghome."
Last night was no different, with numerous people calling Patel exactly what she is, a hypocrite.
Political commentator Ian Dunt got straight to the point:
You made it clear you don't support them. If you had your way half the team wouldn't even be here. At least have the courage of your dreadful convictions. https://t.co/MbBstdDchs
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) July 8, 2021
Diane Abbott continues to be an icon:
— Diane Abbott MP (@HackneyAbbott) July 8, 2021
Acting Agent Gerard McCarthy draws an obvious comparison:
Football’s coming home….
And she’ll probably deport it! https://t.co/MswBAjAcmU
— Gerard McCarthy (@Gerard_McCarthy) July 8, 2021
Perhaps a bit extreme, but the message is clear:
Fuck off, you hateful, smirking, poison pixie. https://t.co/KdugDkbEVp
— Bag of Haunted Beans 🍄🎃🍂 (@the_beanbag) July 7, 2021