Calvin Robinson slams 'miserable hard left' for school criticism
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The political commentator said the video of schoolchildren singing a football song in honour of the Euros 2020 was “amazing” but some critics are “sneering at patriotism.” Lancashire primary schoolchildren recreated their own version of Fat Les’s chart hit Vindaloo. The children in the video had their faces painted with the St George’s flag and dressed up ahead of Wednesday’s game.
Speaking to LBC, Mr Robinson said: “This video was amazing. It was lots of wonderful schoolchildren celebrating their country, celebrating the fact we’re going so far in the Euros this year that we might actually bring football home.
“I thought it was absolutely amazing to see and some miserable people online have been sneering as the hard left often do, sneering at our country, sneering at patriotism, and looking down their noses at these young people and their school.
“They’ve been bullied into taking the video off. The Twitter account, not just the video, the Twitter account has been taken offline.
“How horrible is that? The thought we can celebrate our country and be English used to be patriotic and nowadays it’s frowned up.”
It comes as pubs in England will stay open later as the Euro 2020 final reaches its climax on Sunday, Downing Street has said.
Boris Johnson has granted pubs special permission to open until 11.15pm – 15 minutes after normal closing time – in case the showpiece event goes to extra time and penalties.
Supporters could be celebrating a historic England win if they overcome Denmark in the semi-final on Wednesday and then beat either Spain or Italy in the final at Wembley.
The final is due to start at 8pm, and would ordinarily finish by about 10pm.
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However, the potential for extra time and a penalty shoot-out means the match could end later than planned.
The Prime Minister’s official spokesman said: “We are taking forward plans to allow pubs to open until 11.15pm on Sunday.
“The entire nation has been gripped by the Euros and this will ensure people can come together to enjoy the final in pubs, should they wish to do so.”
England’s progression in the competition – culminating potentially in their first major tournament win since 1966’s World Cup heroics – will be dependent on their semi-final clash with Denmark.
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Around 60,000 supporters are expected to attend the event, including the Duke of Cambridge, who is president of the Football Association.
The Duke of Cambridge will cheer on England at Wembley in their Euro 2020 semi-final clash against Denmark.
Prince William, president of the Football Association, will watch the men’s squad on Wednesday in their bid to reach a first major tournament final since winning the World Cup in 1966.
In last week’s match against Germany, William was joined by the Duchess of Cambridge and their son Prince George, who was dressed in a mini-me suit and tie just like his father.
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