Footage Emerges Of Gary Neville Not Singing England National Anthem After Trent Alexander-Arnold Controversy
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Prior to England's 1-0 UEFA Nations League defeat to Hungary on Saturday, Alexander-Arnold refrained from singing God Save The Queen' when the anthem was played over the tannoy.
More or less every player in the starting XI was seen belting out the song but the Liverpool defender stood there unmoved.
And with the fixture coinciding with the Queen's Platinum Jubilee, Alexander-Arnold was slammed by a section of fans on social media.
Look at everyone singing the national anthem other than Trent😭😭 pic.twitter.com/0vt6L6TEbk— Josh (@joshseal0) June 4, 2022
However, plenty of Liverpool fans enjoyed the refusal from their right-back.
And in response, somebody has shared a clip of former Manchester United skipper Neville not singing the anthem at Euro '96.
Neville, capped 85 times for England, did not join teammates like Gareth Southgate, Tony Adams and Stuart Pearce in passionately singing the tune.
Gary Neville didn’t sing the National anthem either, just saying x pic.twitter.com/2FuMS31IFh— Karen (@Karen31_x) June 4, 2022
The clip has accrued over 50,000 views and there was plenty of reaction to Southgate, now of course England manager, absolutely going for it.
Gareth southgates application for the england job this 🤣 https://t.co/XTWYw2yXbK— Kieran Cooney (@kcooney17) June 5, 2022
Gareth Southgate with his job application for the managers job 😂😂 https://t.co/xM3fBEqlJp— Mo Chugz (@mc_chug) June 5, 2022
Heads falling off because TAA didn’t sing the national Anthem. Gary Neville didn’t, nor did Wayne Rooney who is also Scouse. Make you wonder what the real agenda is ????? https://t.co/T9OIAgKLCu— Gary Davies (@scousegit66) June 5, 2022
no one cares if you don’t sing the national anthem they just want to be mad because trent’s a scouser https://t.co/x7VjxIp4xL— tyler (@tylerrzrl4) June 5, 2022
Last month, prior to the FA Cup final win over Chelsea, Liverpool fans caused a stir when they booed the national anthem as well as the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William.
In response, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp told media: "The people do not do it for no reason".
The disdain in the Merseyside area is directly related to the Conservative government's management of the city in the 1980s and the Hillsborough disaster, where 97 Liverpool fans died, in 1989.
England's record goalscorer Wayne Rooney wasn't a regular singer of the national anthem, having never learned the words.
Responding to criticism of him not doing so, an FA spokesperson said: "Whether a player wishes to sing the national anthem or not is purely a personal choice.
"The reasons behind Wayne Rooney's decision not to sing is down to him.
"We know that every player certainly does care passionately and has enormous pride playing for England."