Wales Defender Chris Gunter Slams Euro 2020 Set-Up As A 'Joke' In Furious Instagram Post

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Wales Defender Chris Gunter Slams Euro 2020 Set-Up As A 'Joke' In Furious Instagram Post

Wales defender Chris Gunter has taken to social media to label the Euro 2020 set-up a "joke."

After playing their first two group games in Azerbaijan, Wales faced Italy in Rome before a 4-0 defeat to Denmark in Amsterdam in the round of 16 on Sunday sent Robert Page's side out of the competition.


It meant that overall Wales travelled more than 5,300 miles, and while three of their four opponents were backed by a significant number of fans, only a handful of Wales supporters were able to attend matches.


"So the journey of this month has come to an end," Gunter wrote on Instagram.

"It hurts like mad, but to be hurting with some of my best mates and best muckas I've shared a changing room with for years on years makes it a little easier.

"And to share it with a nation who all feel the same makes it even easier.


"Written off before a bag of air was kicked, 3,000 miles from home.

"Every nation had fans wherever they went, [but Wales did not] apart from the 350 who broke government rules and bank accounts to be there.

"You and us deserved more from this joke set-up of a tournament, but who said life was fair.


"Have a cry, but then smile that we were dining at the top table yet again.

"And smile even more that we'll be back, and we'll be the ones with the full stadium belting out our anthem that we all deserve.

"This country is in safe hands with the squad we have believe me, I'd go to the trenches with every member of this team and staff.

"Suck it up, keep your chin up, we'll be alright, trust me on that."

Image: PA
Image: PA

This year's Euros is being held across the continent for the first time in the competition's history to celebrate its 60-year anniversary.

Before Wales' defeat against Denmark, Page spoke out about the demands of so much travel for his men.

He said: "It's not been easy because we've had to go to Baku and then travel to Italy. Now we're going to have to go to Amsterdam.


"On paper it sounds like a great idea to have it all [around] Europe. But logistically, it is an absolute nightmare."

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Football, Euro 2020, UEFA, Wales

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