ITV commentator Sam Matterface faces backlash for mocking Harry Kane’s botched penalty

ITV commentator Sam Matterface has faced backlash for mocking Harry Kane by comparing Chris Waddle’s infamous spot kick in the 1990 semi-final shootout to a missed penalty. increase.

  • Harry Kane missed a crucial penalty as England were knocked out of the World Cup
  • Then ITV commentator Sam Matterface pissed off fans with a sarcasm of Chris Waddle
  • Waddle missed a spot kick in the 1990 World Cup semi-final penalty shootout.

ITV Commentator Sam Matterface angered football fans by mocking England captain Harry Kane after he missed the decisive penalty France Last night.

the three lions eliminated from the World Cup in the quarterfinals After losing 2–1 to the reigning champions.

France took an early lead with a long-range goal from Aurélien Chuameni before Kane equalized from the penalty spot in the second half.

Olivier Giroud put Les Bleus forward again and in the 84th minute Mason Mount scored England’s second penalty.

Kane stepped up for the second penalty. This made him England’s all-time top scorer. hit the ball over the crossbar.

Matterface then delivered “one of the worst comments ever”, stating: Gary Lineker But there’s Chris Waddle.

In the 1990 World Cup semi-finals, Lineker scored the first penalty in a penalty shootout against Germany, but Waddle missed the all-important final spot kick.

Harry Kane missed a penalty in last night’s World Cup quarter-final against France after scoring a goal early in the game

ITV commentator Sam Matterface angered England fans by saying, “We needed Gary Lineker, but we got Chris Waddle.”

Chris Waddle missed a penalty in England’s defeat to West Germany in the 1990 World Cup semi-final (pictured)

England fans took to social media to criticize Matterface’s quips, with the majority defending Kane despite missing the point.

Twitter users questioned whether Matterface was the right person for the job, and some called for the return of broadcast veteran Clive Tyldesley.

@FPL_ElStatto wrote on Twitter: Such a bad comment by the damned Sam Matterface. We needed Clive Tyldesley, so we got Sam Matterface.

@ThenewTomMitch denounced: Very pathetic, Sam Matterface.

And @stusfootyflash added: And I honestly believe that Sam Matterface saying “I needed Gary Lineker, but I had Chris Waddle” was one of the worst comments ever.

England fans were upset that commentators chose to mock the striker after he missed a penalty

Harry Kane was England’s top goalscorer alongside Wayne Rooney last night but would have won the title had he converted the second penalty.

England manager Gareth Southgate told ITV: “Look for me, we win and lose as a team. We conceded two goals and missed some chances.

“He’s been incredible for us and very reliable in those situations. We wouldn’t be here if it weren’t for the number of goals he scored for us. .

“I don’t know how many penalties he scored for us,” Jordan Henderson said.

‘[He] He scored the first goal and how many goals he has brought to this point will make him stronger in the long run. He is a world class striker and our captain. . Without him we wouldn’t be here.

Henderson added: We thought we gave our all to the game, [we were] I was disappointed to lose 1-0, but I have the character and mentality to keep finding equalizers. I can’t say more than that, we tried our best, but unfortunately it wasn’t our night.

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