Ryanair told it has' lost customers' with savage England World Cup tweet
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Airline Ryanair has been told it has "lost customers" after they sent out a brutal tweet mocking England's World Cup exit.
England lost 2-1 to holders France in the quarter-finals on Saturday, with Olivier Giroud scoring the winning goal in the 78th minute.
Harry Kane had the chance to level matters from the spot after a VAR review gave England a second penalty but the Three Lions blazed his effort over the bar in uncharacteristic fashion.
It was more tournament heartbreak for Gareth Southgate's side, who played extremely well at the Al Bayt Stadium.
But Ryanair, the Irish low-cost carrier, rubbed salt in the wounds on Twitter. They posted a photoshopped departures gate that read "south gate departures", “with the caption: "They're coming home #NothingToDeclare.”
They're coming home #NothingToDeclare pic.twitter.com/aiFveqTnJP— Ryanair (@Ryanair) December 10, 2022
It quickly went viral, with over 12,000 retweets and 91,000 likes. But a whole host of England fans felt the dig was a little uncalled for and many are planning a Ryanair boycott.
One fan replied: "Just wondering how did Ireland get on at the World Cup?
A second said: "Meanwhile Ireland never even took off."
A third commented: “You just lost a lot of customers with this tweet.”
A fourth weighed in: "Imagine an Irish airway taking the p**s, won’t be booking with you guys.”
Ryanair also rinsed Kane for his poor penalty, joking that it "almost" hit one of their planes.
Almost did pic.twitter.com/w09bd9Myn9— Ryanair (@Ryanair) December 10, 2022
Southgate is contracted until 2024 and the FA have been more than happy with the job he has done since taking the reins in 2016.
But he has admitted he feels "conflicted" about his future going forward and will now take time to decide whether he stays on.
“I’ve found large parts of the last 18 months difficult,” Southgate explained, as per The Guardian.
“For everything that I’ve loved about the last few weeks, I still have … how things have been for 18 months. What’s been said and what’s been written. The night at Wolves. There’s lots of things in my head that’s really conflicted at the moment.
“What I want to make sure, if it’s the right thing to stay, is that I’ve definitely got the energy to do that. I don’t want to be four or five months down the line thinking: ‘I’ve made the wrong call.’ It’s too important for everybody to get that wrong.”
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Topics: England, Football World Cup, France