Harry Maguire fires cheeky dig at Scotland fans after being mercilessly trolled during England win | The SunSeptember 13, 2023
HARRY MAGUIRE had the last laugh by taking a cheeky swipe at Scotland having been mercilessly mocked by their fans.
The centre-back was trolled by Scottish fans throughout his second-half display in which he turned the ball into his own net during the heritage match.
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The Manchester United star’s inclusion in the squad, given his lack of starts at club level, was questioned by many.
He was introduced into last night's game at Hampden Park at half-time to replace the injured Marc Guehi.
Scottish fans immediately targeted him, ironically cheering his every pass.
The Three Lions were 2-0 up at the time thanks to Phil Foden and Jude Bellingham.
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But then Maguire, 30, attempted to cut out an Andy Robertson cross but knocked the ball past Aaron Ramsdale into England's goal.
Maguire, removed as Manchester United captain over the summer, was then goaded by the rowdy home supporters even more.
Luckily for him, Harry Kane restored England’s two-goal cushion as the Three Lions won 3-1..
Post-match, Maguire turned to social media, cheekily captioning an Instagram post: "‘Enjoyable camp with the lads – always a pleasure representing my country. Everywhere they goooo”
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The last sentence is a reference to the English chant – that could be heard around Glasgow last night – that "Scotland get battered, everywhere they go".
Fans loved Maguire's comeback to the Scotland supporters.
One fan said: "You are one strong 💪 person given what the footballing world thinks of you."
Another added: "You're a good player mate don't let anyone tell u otherwise!! My goat❤️."
A third commented: "Ignore the haters lad ❤️."
After the game, England bossGareth Southgate passionately defended Maguire.
He said: "It is a joke. I have never known a player to be treated the way he is – not from the Scottish fans but by our own commentators, pundits, whatever it is.
"He has been an absolute stalwart for us in the second most successful England team in decades and he's been a key part of that."
Maguire played a huge role in helping the Three Lions to the 2018 World Cup semi-final and the final of Euro 2020.
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