Former MEP Martin Daubney makes mistakes with Romanian players who don’t kneel for England

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Confused former MEP Martin Daubney goes live on the radio to praise two English stars for NOT kneeling for BLM…

Former MEP Martin Daubney has turned red after appearing live on air as a football pundit discussing the hot topic of taking the knee before international matches.

Daubney’s focus was on Sunday night’s friendly between the England national team and Romania, which saw players kneel and a chorus of booing sounded around the Riverside Stadium in Middlesbrough.

England wore their blue away kit for the match – which was their last exhibition game before Euro 2020 – although this appeared to have thrown off Daubney, who then made a completely inaccurate comment by saying that two Three Lions stars did not win the match. knee.

Former MEP Martin Daubney (right) turned red after appearing live on air to 'praise two English players who haven't taken the knee' - but got confused with Romania playing in white

Former MEP Martin Daubney (right) turned red after appearing live on air to ‘praise two English players who haven’t taken the knee’ – but got confused with Romania playing in white

The day after the game, Daubney tweeted that he would be on the radio to discuss his thoughts on the events, writing: “Join TalkRadio at 10:40am when I’ll say it’s time to end.” the divisive virtue-signaling of taking the knee in football – we must abolish it before Euro 2020 or it will start big.’

He then joined Mike Graham live on TalkRadio and continued with his erroneous observation.

Daubney said on the broadcast: ‘Interesting if you watch the Riverside Stadium last night, there were two England fans, two England players, excuse me, who didn’t get on their knees.

“I wonder if any of your listeners know who those players are, I’d like to say it’s good for those guys, they lead by example.”

England players - dressed in the blue away kit - all grabbed the knee before the game against Romania

England players - dressed in the blue away kit - all grabbed the knee before the game against Romania

England players – dressed in the blue away kit – all grabbed the knee before the game against Romania

The segment immediately went viral online and was quickly shared across social media, with football fans rolling their eyes at the simple and avoidable mistake.

Earlier, Daubney had tweeted the same opinion about two England players who allegedly refused to take the knee, asking fans if they could help him name them.

As criticism and ridicule quickly poured in his direction, Daubney deleted the tweet, but the damage was already done.

A user quickly saw an opportunity to poke fun at Daubney’s mistake and responded with the Romanian translation for thanks.

“When you thank those ‘England’ players for not getting on their knees, don’t forget to say mulutmesc.”

Another user comically mistaken the identities of Romanian football legends Gheorghe Hagi and Florin Raducioiu, to give Daubney a taste of his own medicine.

He wrote: ‘I would like to hear the views of former England players on this situation, such as Gheorghe Hagi and Florin Raducioiu.’

Many others simply came in asking if the former MEP even knew what match he was watching, or if England did indeed play in other colors from time to time.

The knee-taking will continue for the England team once Euro 2020 kicks off, after manager Gareth Southgate reiterated his support for the gesture this week.

“We weren’t prepared to step back,” Southgate said.

“We think that would be wrong and would bow to outside pressure and we don’t think that’s appropriate.”

The England boss has also demanded the booing and criticism for putting himself in the shoes of some of his young players and imagining how this would make them feel.

“First and foremost I wanted to hear the older players in the group,” Southgate said during the team meeting on the subject on Friday.

‘I met a slightly smaller group because it is easier for people to talk and be open. My role is to represent the feelings and thoughts of the whole group and it was important to hear their opinion.

‘We did discuss ‘Is there a better way to do this? Is there a more effective way to do this now?’

“Maybe, going forward is probably there. But right now, given what happened recently, we weren’t ready to step back.”

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